Heart scan- coronary calcium score report
Name: Mr Gary Winn
Date of birth: 23/06/1962 Date of scan:26/01/2006
Coronary Calcium Scoring is a screening test to:
1. Indicate early coronary artery disease ( known as atherosclerosis or plaque)
2. Assess the severity of coronary artery disease
We have reviewed the scan images taken of your heart for eveidence of calcium in your coronary arteries.
Using specialised software we "score" the calcium in your coronary arteries. We compare this with known standards for your age and gender. The calcium score is indicative of the level of plaque burden in your coronary arteries. The higher the score the more plaque is present and the higher your risk of coronary artery disease ( angina and heart attack).
Calcium in coronary arteris is associated with coronary artery disease. This build up is not related to the amount of calcium in your diet.
Your calcium score is: 0
This indicates that:
- You have no identifiable plaque
- Your current risk of developing significant coronary artery disease within the next five years is very low, generally less than 5% chance
- Your current risk of coronary artery disease is VERY LOW
Your current Calcium score should be reviewed in conjunction with your age. As a man aged 43 your Calcium Score places you at BELOW AVERAGE OR LOW RISK compared to other men of your age.
This indicates that you have a below average or low risk of developing significant coronaryartery disease. If you develop any symptoms such as chest pain or unexpected breathlessness, discuss these with your GP.