“A cardiac calcium score is performed to check for any plaque or calcium build up in the coronary arteries which causes heart disease or can lead to a heart attack. Cardiac Scoring is a better predictor of coronary events than cholesterol screening or other risk factors. The coronary artery calcium score is 10x more predictive of heart disease than any other screening test, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH)-sponsored Multi-ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA) Study.”
“Your likelihood of having heart disease or a heart attack depends on your calcium scoring. The lower your calcium score and percentile rank, the less likely you are to have heart disease or a heart attack compared to other men or women your age.”
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Recognizing possible warning signs of cancer and taking prompt action leads to early diagnosis.”
“August 12, 2015: More than 43% of all first coronary heart disease events are sudden cardiac deaths or acute myocardial infarctions in previously asymptomatic individuals.”
July 16, 2015: “Coronary Artery Calcification Predicts Early Death:
For patients without symptoms of coronary artery disease, the extent of coronary artery calcification accurately predicts 15-year mortality, according to research published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.” (Source: Shaw, LJ, et al. Ann Intern Med. 2015; 163 (1): 14-21; doi: 10.7326/M14-0612.)
“The amount of calcium in the coronary vessels is of high predictive value for subsequent serious or fatal heart attacks, independent of the patient’s age, sex, and other coronary risk factors.” (Science Daily, 31 July 2009)