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Calcium scoring has become a standard-of-care for evaluating a patient's risk of future heart attacks. The calcium shows past areas that healed after a soft plaque became inflamed and ruptured. The higher the calcium score, the higher the risk of a future cardiac event. Patients with a score of zero have extremely low risk of developing coronary disease. Cardiologists often will use the CAC score...