Doctors encourage heart patients to get calcium score and not avoid office visits

COVID-19 fears have kept some heart patients away from the doctor's office - but medical professionals are urging them to get their calcium score.

News 12 Staff

Jun 4, 2021, 7:28 PM

Updated 1,086 days ago

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COVID-19 fears have kept some heart patients away from the doctor's office - but medical professionals are urging them to get their calcium score.
Dr. Jeffrey Berman, a cardiologist with Hartford Healthcare in Fairfield, says you don't need a blood or stress test - a CAT scan will measure your calcium score.
Berman says your best calcium score should be about zero. He says some people's scores can be up in the thousands, and in that case, they should be on statin drugs like Lipitor to help cholesterol levels.


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