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What does a calcium level of 135 indicate?

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Posted on Thu, 25 May 2017
Question: My calcium score is 135. Mostly in one artery. Is that considered high?
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Answered by Dr. Bhanu Partap (29 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Yes its high

Detailed Answer:
Hello Ma'am

After reading your query i completely understand your concern, am Dr Bhanu partap and am a cardiology practitioner. Here i will try to make you understand about calcium scoring in a simple way.

Calcium score of coronary arteries is divided into 5 class/Grades

Your calcium score fall in Moderate plaque category in which there is moderate chances of having a heart attack due to plaque deposition inside the vessels.

Some additional tests like Conventional Angiography or stress test are required to evaluate the plaque burden and to asses the severity of the situation.

Importantly its highly advisable that you should stop smoking right away if you do as it promotes plaque development at 5 times higher rates.

Dont take stress, stay positive as everything has a solution. We just need to act right.

I wish you good health.If you have any other doubts you can ask me back or else you can close the discussion and kindly rate the answer.

Kind Regards
Dr Bhanu Partap
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Remy Koshy
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Follow up: Dr. Bhanu Partap (13 hours later)
Does IV Chelation work? Am I a candidate? What are the 5 categories? What is the percentage of people with moderate plaque that have heart attacks?
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Answered by Dr. Bhanu Partap (8 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Hello Again

Detailed Answer:
No Ma'am IV chelation neither works nor is recommended for coronary artery disease.

5 categories are

1. No plaque
2. Minimal plaque
3. Mild plaque
4. Moderate plaque
5. Severe Disease

For your information I want to guide you that calcium scoring is not a gold standard test for assessment of coronary artery disease so percentage prediction for heart attack on the basis of calcium score is not reliable.

It's advisable that you should go for conventional coronary angiogram for adequate assessment and further plan decision.

Hope to be helpful. Feel free to ask if you have any more doubts. Else you can close the discussion and kindly rate the answer.

Kind regards
Dr Bhanu partap
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What does a calcium level of 135 indicate?

Brief Answer: Yes its high Detailed Answer: Hello Ma'am After reading your query i completely understand your concern, am Dr Bhanu partap and am a cardiology practitioner. Here i will try to make you understand about calcium scoring in a simple way. Calcium score of coronary arteries is divided into 5 class/Grades Your calcium score fall in Moderate plaque category in which there is moderate chances of having a heart attack due to plaque deposition inside the vessels. Some additional tests like Conventional Angiography or stress test are required to evaluate the plaque burden and to asses the severity of the situation. Importantly its highly advisable that you should stop smoking right away if you do as it promotes plaque development at 5 times higher rates. Dont take stress, stay positive as everything has a solution. We just need to act right. I wish you good health.If you have any other doubts you can ask me back or else you can close the discussion and kindly rate the answer. Kind Regards Dr Bhanu Partap