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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 scans can be made following a 30 minute consultation with a GP who will discuss your needs and suitability for referral.

Call 01253 207568 to speak with our team who would be happy to help you book an appointment.




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