Sandy57 wrote:As for only real test for calcification, yes an angiogram is the only definitive test. When you look right into the artery you can tell what's going on. If Gundry is too expensive or busy, you will have to find a cardiologist that you trust and takes your insurance. It is an invasive test however, so keep that in mind. In the meantime keep doing what you can to better your health, you are on the right track and appear cognitively sharp.
ru442 wrote:Alysson.... My CAC was 1263 (ugh!) and my cardio alluded to doing an angiogram, I said no way in hell! So I did a cardio stress test to see if any of the calcification was impeding blood flow, and it was normal. So that is maybe an option to ease your mind.
ru442 wrote:"I don't like the idea of pushing myself to exhaustion"
It's hardly like that at all... I barely broke a sweat. The target heart rate is generally 220bpm (heart beats per minute) minus you age, so my target was only 170ish. It's more like a very brisk walk, and it is very gradual. Once you hit and sustain your target bpm, they will inject the dye and have you sustain for a few minutes, then off to the scanner. The longest part is the scans, which are done before and after, and take from 30-45 each. They at least had a TV I could watch during the scans, otherwise would have been really boring! (I am not a nap taker!).
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