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A CT Cardiac Calcium Score scan is a simple Computerised Tomography (CT) scan to check for deposits or build-up of plaque on the walls of your coronary arteries (arteries that supply blood to your heart).

It doesn’t provide detailed pictures of the heart or heart arteries but instead measures the amount of calcified, or hardened, plaques in the heart arteries. Plaque is made up of calcium, fat and cholesterol.

This is usually explained as a calcium score which provides an assessment of the number of fatty plaques in the heart arteries. A higher coronary calcium score suggests you have a higher chance of significant narrowing in the coronary arteries and a higher risk of a future heart attack.

This test gives your GP early warning of the narrowing of the arteries and the risk of a heart attack.


Referrals for CT scans are arranged subsequent to a consultation with a GP, during which your specific needs and suitability for referral will be thoroughly discussed.

Please note that the cost of the required CT scan may vary depending on the private facility to which you are referred.

For further assistance or to schedule an appointment, please contact our dedicated team at 01253 207568. We are here to assist you with booking arrangements and any inquiries you may have.



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