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Question. I have see a cardiologist once per year due to a long history of palpitations and Light headiness ( not together but irritating none the less). I have has numerous test (several halter monitors, ekg’s, a 30 day monitor, cardiac calcium scoring, Echo). I have two general questions. At every appointment, I receive a 12 lead EKG. Can a 12 lead EKG pick up heart problems accurately? Also, what is the usefulness of a cardiac calcium score. My score was 0. By the way, Im a 43 year old male

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Hi Dave,
Ad 1: Some, but not all:
http://www.cardiachealth.org/heart-disease-tests-cardiac-catheterization
2: You don't have coronary artery disease:
http://www.cardiachealth.org/heart-disease-diagnosis/calcium-scoring
Hope this helps,
Dr T
http://www.cardiachealth.org/

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