Coronary calcium scores of 1000+ linked to double the risk of death

Patients with such extensive calcification have a similar risk to secondary prevention patients, researchers say
Clare Pain
senior man entering a CT scanner

People with very high coronary artery calcium scores are at nearly five-fold higher risk of CVD and double the risk of all-cause mortality than people with a score of zero, a study shows.

These patients represent a ‘unique population’ requiring aggressive intervention, researchers say.