By the way, doctor: What can I do about a high coronary calcium score?

Q. What can you tell me about coronary calcium scores and overall heart health? I have a high calcium score (510) but normal cholesterol and a normal weight. I don't smoke or have diabetes. My cardiologist thinks I should take a statin, but my internist disagrees. What should I do?

A. There's no one right answer to your question. Experts are still debating how to use information about calcium deposits in the walls of coronary arteries, which are measured by computed tomography (CT).

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