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... The newest and best heart stress test out today is a PET Stress test with a CT angiogram of your heart done at the same time. You have a perfect scan of the entire heart vascular system and then have a nuclear perfusion scan to correlate with the anigo. ... (16 replies)
... On August 2002, I had a CT Heart Scan to test for calcium in the coronary circulation which confirmed the presence of atherosclerotic plaque. ... (16 replies)
... Four years ago, just for the heck of it, I had a LifeTest EBT scan. ... (7 replies)

... Sorry, I didn't answer your question about what precipitated me taking the test. I went for a CT Lung Scan since I was a long term smoker. They asked me if I would also like a CT Heart Scan which would take an additional 10 minutes. ... (16 replies)
... I've done tons of research on the internet about all of this and my internist and cardiologist think differently about what I should do. ... (10 replies)
... The test takes 10 minutes. You don't remove any clothing or even shoes. They take contiguous axial images of the heart obtained on a multi detector CT with suspended respiration. ... (16 replies)
... range which also includes the images. I'm a believer in the CT Heart Scan but the medical establishment isn't and I'm not certain why. ... (16 replies)
... scan would have been the ideal tool for this friend. ... (16 replies)
... I can tell you one reason they are not so universally accepted as a standard protocol for screening. CT scans have a very high percentage of false positives, which lead to coronary angiographies in order to rule out any actual stenosis. ... (16 replies)
... K. Lance Gould, M.D., Professor of Medicine, University of Texas Medical School, Room 4. ... (33 replies)
Oct 23, 2003
... as low at last test but I wish I had history before I started Niaspan 6 years ago. From my family backgroundI believe my Lp was probably high contributing to my heart attack at 58. I consider myself very lucky that my cardiologist put me on Niaspan instead of a statin. ... (42 replies)
... For UFF DA and anyone else on this thread who is interested, this will be a long post, but here's what I've been doing for many years, whether thin or chunky, walking each day or not, etc. ... (5 replies)
Very Scared
Oct 22, 2003
... anxiety and heart disease. It is very real and likely more responsible than cholesterol numbers. Anxiety does not cause high numbers nor does lowering anxiety reduce numbers. ... (11 replies)
... Last year I had a CT Heart Scan which determines the level of plaque in the arteries. You're issued a score. ... (20 replies)
... there is no evidence they reduce the risk of heart disease. ... (3 replies)
... I wouldn't say one could deduce that reducing cholesterol does not reduce heart attack risk from these two studies. ... (8 replies)
... I would do some research on EBCTs if I were you. A quick search on google yielded a lot of articles talking about the high rate of 'false positives' with EBCT tests... ... (20 replies)
Calcium test?
Oct 13, 2005
... old man who was determined to avoid an early death by heart attack. His father had suffered one in his 50's and eventually died a few years later from another attack. ... (5 replies)
... This tests the calcification in your arteries. This is the type that takes many images of your heart and produces a score. Any score above 400 is entering the danger zone. At your age, your score should be around 300 or less. Consider taking this test. ... (10 replies)
Calcium test?
Oct 13, 2005
... Jane..I think 3 years ago I saw Oprah take one on her show, it was an image type test. Now that I think of it, I believe she did one of those full body scans. ... (5 replies)

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