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Tue, Mar 19 11:20am · High Calcium Score in Heart & Blood Health

I am in similar situation. Taking 20mg rosuvastatin and 81mg aspirin. My calcium score was only 99 but have heart valve issues. I'm going to ask Dr. about it on next visit in April. Until then, I won't make changes on my own. Curious to hear what your dr. thinks.

Sat, Mar 16 3:35pm · High Calcium Score in Heart & Blood Health

Hi. I am a 64 yo male. I have miled hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and medium MVP. LDL 111, triglicerides 91, HDL 55. was having some symptoms, some shortness of breath at times, some chest discomfort on left side. Dr. suggested having a calcium score scan. It came back with a score of 99. Not bad I thought but he put me on 20mg rosuvastatin. Started last week and many symptoms have subsided. Will check bloodwork in about 6 weeks. Blood pressure and pulse have calmed down too. I'm guessing it must be the rosuvastatin. Some of my cousins have had heart bypass surgery and heart attacks and I want to avoid that. Have refined diet and trying to lose about 10 pounds.

Sat, Jan 12 10:48am · Oh no - my doctor is retiring - What do I do? in Lung Health

In addition to all the great recommendations you listed, I check board certifications, how many years practicing and, if your state has it, verify licensing online and if there have been any malpractice lawsuits. Excellent discussion.

Dec 4, 2018 · Video Q&A about Heart Valve Disease and Surgical Options in Heart & Blood Health

Which is the preferred diagnostic tool, a cardiac MRI or Echocardiogram?

Dec 4, 2018 · Video Q&A about Heart Valve Disease and Surgical Options in Heart & Blood Health

When is surgery a better option compared to minimally invasive TAVR?

Dec 4, 2018 · Video Q&A about Heart Valve Disease and Surgical Options in Heart & Blood Health

What are the differences in symptoms between CAD and valve disease?