Coronary Calcium Score

Ask your doctor

The following questions can help you talk to your doctor about undergoing a coronary calcium scan. Consider printing or writing down these questions and taking them to your appointment. Taking notes can help you remember your doctor’s response when you get home.

Doctor and Patient at appointment with ipad

Bring a list of questions to talk with your doctor about coronary calcium scores.

  1. Should I undergo a coronary calcium score based on my risk factors?
  2. What will the coronary calcium score tell us about my risk for a heart attack?
  3. How much radiation will I be exposed to during the test?
  4. What happens next if the coronary calcium score is abnormal?
  5. Can a coronary calcium score be incorrect, and if so, what are the reasons for this?