Cardiac Calcium Scoring

A cardiac Computed Tomography (CT) scan is a non-invasive method of determining the presence, location and extent of calcified plaque in the coronary arteries—the vessels that supply oxygen-containing blood to the heart muscle.

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Calcium Scoring is a test used to detect the build-up of calcium deposits found in atherosclerotic plaque in the coronary arteries, a disease of the vessel wall, also called coronary artery disease (CAD). People with this disease have an increased risk for adverse events, e.g. heart attacks. Computed Tomography (CT) is used to take cross-sectional images of the heart and generate a three-dimensional representation for detailed examination.

Because calcium is a marker of CAD, the amount of calcium detected on a cardiac CT scan is a helpful prognostic tool. The findings on cardiac CT are expressed as a calcium score (or “Agatston score”).

Note: The Cardiac-Calcium-Score-CT is an individual health service (IGeL) and is not reimbursed for patients with social health insurance (“gesetzliche Krankenversicherung”). Private health insurance often covers the costs.

To advise you, we have set up a special heart hotline for you.

We are at your disposal under 030 322 913 207 or by using our contact form.

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