Ask the Doctors: Why is the purpose of getting a coronary artery calcium score?; My “good” HDL cholesterol level is low. Should I worry about this?

What is the purpose of getting a coronary artery calcium score? The amount of calcium in the coronary arteries has been associated with increased risk of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD). Although obtaining a coronary artery ­calcium score can be quite helpful in certain­ individuals when making decisions about starting or escalating lipid-lowering therapy, the presence of […]
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