No blockage so far but it makes you wonder when that is going to happen; no one can predict this
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I just turned 73 and figure that I now have outlived my Dad by 13 years. His diet was not healthy and not much exercise which is opposite of me, so I hope that by living better will extend my life further. But you can't escape family history and genes unfortunately.
I had no symptoms at all but my Dad died at age 60 from atherosclerosis so my primary doctor suggested I have the ct heart calcium scan which showed a result of 579 and said I was worse than 70% in my age group. He then sent me to a cardiologist who suggested taking a nuclear stress test and the results were very normal. Hence the confusion. I plan to pursue this a little further and will explore going to the Mayo Clinic. Other than that both of my doctors said to continue on my diet, take aspirin and the statin and I should be fine. Somehow that did not alleviate my anxiety.
I recently had a heart calcium ct scan which showed a high buildup of calcium and the lower arteries at the request of my primary physician. He then sent me to a cardiologist who had me go through a nuclear stress test which was completely normal. So two tests with opposite results which make me wonder about the value of either test. My primary physician told me his father went through the stress test with normal results and had a heart attack shortly thereafter. It would appear that some physicians that request the heart calcium ct scan do not know what the results mean. At this point I am not sure what to do further as I am being told to sit tight as everything appears OK for now. Has anyone gone through a similar situation and if so, what was the further action?