Should You Know Your Coronary Artery Calcium (CAC) Score?

A simple test provides a more direct measure of heart disease risk


If it’s not clear to your doctor—or you—whether you should take a statin to lower your blood cholesterol, finding out your coronary artery calcium score, or CAC, may help close the uncertainty gap. It’s done with a quick CT scan.

Your cholesterol level tells you how much cholestero...