Calcium Scoring in Renal Failure Patients
Calcium scoring is a non-invasive way of assessing atherosclerosis of the coronary arteries.
Calcium scoring a particular type of CAT scan, that takes an image or images of the heart and evaluates the extent of calcium in the coronary arteries.
A higher number of calcifications is associated with a greater number of coronary artery plaques and thus a greater risk of atherosclerotic heart disease.
Patients with kidney disease may have deposits of calcium in their blood vessels related to abnormal calcium deposits and parathyroid hormone excess.
The articles below will discuss Cardiac CAT scanning and Calcium Scoring in patients with kidney disease.