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Decision Aid Summary

Title Heart Disease Risk: Should I Have a Coronary Calcium Scan?
Audience People who are curious about their risk for heart disease but don't have angina symptoms, such as chest pain or pressure.
Options included Have a coronary artery calcium scan.
Don't have a coronary artery calcium scan.
Year of last update or review 2020
Format Web, paper
How to obtain Click here to view the decision aid on the developer website
Developer Healthwise
Where was it developed? www.healthwise.org
Health condition Heart Diseases
Type of decision aid Screening
Language English
Based on IPDAS criteria (International Patient Decision Aid Standards) this decision aid (and/or supporting materials) meets:
7 out of 7 criteria to be defined as a patient decision aid
8 out of 8 criteria to lower the risk of making a biased decision
3 out of 4 other criteria for decision aids about screening or testing

Last modified: 2019-06-26.