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Cardiac Scoring

Cardiac Scoring - Departments & Programs, UW Hospital and Clinics, Computed Tomography (CT) Services, Services


Cardiac Scoring is a completely non-invasive method of determining quite accurately how much calcification is in your coronary arteries. Calcification helps physicians determine the likelihood of a heart attack. In general, the more calcification a patient has in one's coronary arteries, the higher the likelihood of developing a blockage in those arteries - and that can lead to a heart attack.

There is no recovery period because there is nothing to recover from. A patient can conduct normal activities following the exam.