High CAC with bicuspid stenosis
Nice to find a group like this.
My situation is this.
I am non smoking, non drinking 55 year old that is pretty fit and strong for my age, lifted a lot of weights and have a muscular build but carry about 10 kilos excess weight.
I suffer from ptsd and often have bouts of anxiety and sometimes panic attacks.
About a month ago I decided to take myself to the hospital because of a mild shortness of breath and everything seeming to be a little harder!
I did an ecg which was normal and I did an echocardiogram which showed I had a bicuspid valve with mild stenosis with an dilated ascending aorta of 48mm.
Cardiologist said that he would look at replacing the valves at 55mm which would hopefully be a number of years away, however because I failed the stress test because of skipped beats he ordered a ctca scan to check for cad.
Because my cardiologist is on holidays I got the report from my gp and was blown away!
I have a CAC score of 627, I have approximately 50-75% stenosis in my Lad, it stated that this could be an over estimation due to blooming artefact( not sure why the big gap in estimation when I read it’s so accurate. It states further in summary moderate diffuse disease elsewhere outlined.
Doctor was shocked and said I’ll fax this to the cardiologist, you will probably need a stent! Trouble is the cardiologist is on holidays for a month as am I.
If any helpful soul out there can shed some light on my situation I’d much appreciate it.