A cardiac CT scan is one of the options for routine cardiac examination which is currently increasingly in demand because it can visualize the structure of the heart and its blood vessels clearly in a non-invasive manner. In addition to calculating the calcium score, coronary angiography (imaging of coronary vessels) is also performed, making it also known as “CT Cor”.
Cardiac CT Indications
Usually, your doctor will recommend a cardiac CT in order to:[1,2]
A calcium score is an evaluation of calcium deposits in atherosclerotic plaques formed in the coronary arteries. The following is the interpretation of the coronary calcium score.
|Calcium Score||Interpretation||Risk of myocardial infarction at 10 years|
|0||Very low risk||<1%|
|101-400 and >75th percentile||Moderately high risk||15-20%|
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