These tomography scans detect calcium in blood vessels.
It is known that your arteries can be blocked without
calcium (false negative) but we recently heard of a Heart
Technology user who was diagnosed with "massive" disease
from a ultra-fast heart scan test. Mr. X immediately went
in for an angiogram, which detected minimal blockages. His
coronary arteries were "beautiful" according to his
cardiologist after the angiogram. He is currently trying to get
his cardiologist to explain the expensive "ultra fast
heart scan" test results.
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