Dr Reza Moazzeni | Cardiologist Sydney (Westmead)
Coronary Calcium Score Video
Discover the role of the Coronary Artery Calcium Score (CAC score) in this video. The CAC score has become an essential tool in predicting future heart attack risks. It offers valuable insights – a high score indicates elevated risk, while a score of zero can be reassuring, depending on the individual’s clinical profile. But there’s more to this test than meets the eye. Misinterpretation or incorrect ordering of the CAC score can lead to unnecessary worry or even harm. In this video, we explain when ordering a coronary calcium score is appropriate, how to interpret a positive result and what it means for your heart health. Explore the need (or lack thereof) for repeating the CAC score. Decision-making process around whether a coronary angiogram is needed following a high CAC score. We address these critical questions through a real case study, providing practical insights.