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