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    “calcium score of 210”

    Dear teachers,

    Recently I read an article where I noted an interesting for me expression namely “calcium score of 210”.

    In 1998, Mr. Russert had a calcium score of 210 on a CT scan of the coronary arteries, a test that indicates blockages. The result called for “an intensive cardioprotective regimen,” Dr. Newman said. That level can indicate a moderate to high risk of a heart attack.

    Would you be kind enough explain to me the adequate meaning of the word “score” at the present case? I mean that it is “score” (n) = “a result, usually expressed numerically, of a test or examination”. Would you be kind tell me whether I might use the figurative meaning as “level”, “evidence”?

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards.

    V.


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    Re: “calcium score of 210”

    As you surmise, in this context it is a result, usually expressed numerically, of a test or examination.

    Level or evidence would not be right as the score is relating to a known existing numerical scale.

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    Re: “calcium score of 210”

    Hi Anglika,

    Thank you for your competent explanation.

    Regards.

    V.

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