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Did you have a stress test? How high is your LDL? It seems that some people have a high CAC score but have no arterial blockages.
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@pcspetpro I had a triple by pass in 1996 Im still on a statin my cholesterol goes up and down even tho I watch my diet fat and sugar ,and exercise 3times a week .Mine is hereditary but I just had a echo and no plaque in my arteries so where does the p!aque come from?
I had a stress test with echocardiogram which was normal. LDL before starting Lipitor is 90. I don't how I cannot have significant coronary arterial blockages with such a high CAC. With a normal stress/echo any blockages are apparently less than 70%. And then there's the question of where the arterial calcification is located–artery inner lining, in the wall, etc? My calcifications are concentrated in two coronary arteries rather than scattered like buckshot throughout all the coronary arteries. And maybe collateral arteries are bypassing any blockages? I hope to find some answers when I see the cardiologist next week.
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