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ask: I'm 62 - Had Calcium Score Test - Total 73. Has anyone had this test?

By dolphinmom
 
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If you had test what was your evaluation?
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Rosa Cabrera RN

Hi DolphinMom!

Thanks for your post.

I did a little research through WebMD and found that your score of 73 would fall under this category:

"11-100: Plaque is present. You have mild heart disease. Your chance of having a heart attack is moderate. Talk with your doctor about quitting smoking, eating better, beginning an exercise program, and any other treatment you may need."

Keep in mind that even though webMD rates this score as "moderate" your doctor may not be too concerned since a change in eating habits and exercise can certainly improve your health.

If you'd like to read more, please visit:

http://www.webmd.com/heart-disease/cardiac-calcium-scoring?page=3

Has your doctor given you any feedback on your score? Hopefully other members have had this test performed and can share any changes they've made to their lifestyles.

December 18, 2010 - 6:10am
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