Which would make sense it it is calcified.
Probably worth repeating the story of the late William Decker, Founder and CEO of Tower Laboratories. Decker knew Pauling, and after meeting with him, he was briefed on "Lp(a)" - Pauling had told him that if the experiments they were running panned out, it would mean the end of cardiovascular disease. (The experiments did pan out - the Lp(a) in the guinea pigs did become elevated). With Lp(a) burned into his brain, he started thinking about products at some point - because he wanted it for himself. (He had contacted Rath's group, willing to purchase from them, but they told him the reason they had such small amounts in their products is that doctors wouldn't purchase products with higher amounts. At that point, he decided to form Tower.) He saw our add for the Linus Pauling video on heart disease in a national publication, and we became partners and friends.The drink mix made sense, rather than all the pills. And the rest, as they say, is history.
So after several years taking his own Heart Technology, a friend had invented a new type of fast CT-scan and offered to "test" how well Decker's Heart Technology product was working. Decker eagerly took the test, and was shocked by an ultra high calcium score. Shaken, he immediately checked himself into a hospital for an angiogram. The cardiologist told him that his arteries were clear and wide open! No blockages - even with the shockingly high Fast-CT score.
What was going on? We surmised that unlike the ordinary cholesterol (Lp(a)) based plaque that grows in the inside, calcium must appear mostly on the outside of our "pipes" (arteries). We also surmised that vitamin C and lysine are unlikely to have a great affect on calcium build-ups, which even though they (the calcium) don't seem to inhibit blood flow, can keep the arteries from dilating properly - leading to high blood pressures.
A few years later, Decker and I had cardiovision tests for arterial stiffness. Mine was normal, but his was again "off the charts" stiff. I had just read the life extension article (circa year 2000) on vitamin K, and its effect moving calcium from soft tissues into bone, and suggested he try vitamin K. He did for a year (low dose) and the next year, at the same conference, we both had the same cardiovision arterial stiffness test, and his score was then low and equivalent to mine. The only thing he changed that year was adding vitamin K
Owen R. Fonorow, Follow #OWENRFONOROW at twitter