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Why CT Calcium Scoring is Recommended

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Recommended

Because the calcium in the coronary artery wall can cause constriction or blockage of the coronary arteries which cause myocardial infarction.

The CT Calcium Scoring is done by a high speed computerized X-ray machine

Who should have the test?

- Male over 40 years old/ Female over 45 years old
- Those who are at risk such as high cholesterol, smoker
- Having family history of heart disease, diabetes, obesity or hypertension

How to prepare before the test?

Do not drink any caffeine drink, stop smoking 4 hours before the test. During the test, the patient needs to stop breathing for a maximum of 10 seconds