What is a coronary calcium scan and is it worth it?


Regular readers of my column know that I’ve been very optimistic about the coronary calcium scan, also known as a calcium score test or coronary calcium score, as a test for cardiovascular disease risk. I take the guidance of a cardiologist, Dr. Henry Sadlo, who has been championing this case for several years.

CCS has been instrumental in saving many lives and yet another reader recently wrote to tell me about their experience with the test.

“I was sitting at home watching TV with my wife when I felt a sharp pain in my chest. A short time later the pain also moved up my left arm, whereupon my wife told me to go to the hospital,” this reader wrote. “I did and they ran tests on me multiple times throughout the night but couldn’t find anything wrong. Their conclusion was it must have been heartburn or gas.”

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Christopher Brito is a social media producer and trending writer for The Valley Voice, with a focus on sports and stories related to race and culture.


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