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To proceed with cardiac scoring, an individual would need to obtain a medical provider's order. While calcium scoring can be useful for patients thought to be at low, intermediate, and high risk for coronary artery disease, it is typically recommended for men over the age of 45 and postmenopausal women age 55 and older who also have one or more major risk factors for a heart attack, such as:

  • Elevated LDL (bad) cholesterol or low HDL (good) cholesterol
  • Premature family history of heart disease
  • High blood pressure
  • Cigarette smoking
  • Diabetes
  • Overweight/obese