STEVETT49's SparkPeople Blog STEVETT49's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Mayo Clinic Second Opinion Confirms! Update from my first "how it began" entry: more details from the Mayo cardiologist and dietician we just spoke with. We mailed him the results of the diagnostic tests and because of what he said, we are all doing the happy dance!! <BR> <BR> This doctor felt we are actually on a less-risky track with diet and exercise vs. the recommended surgery! He has actually MET Dr. Esselstyn and Dr. Ornish, has read the China Study and met the authors! His opinion is if I stick close to these diet plans... Wed, 3 Jul 2013 16:51:04 EST TT2: HOW IT ALL BEGAN Here is a quick overview of the key facts in my heart disease: I am 63, 6’2” and 220 pounds, I had my first angina attack a week ago. Within the first 24 hours of being admitted to the emergency cardiology unit, my triponin levels rose from .00 to .08, then went back down to .00. Although two ultrasounds (echocardiogram and bubble stress test) showed my heart to be functioning at near normal levels with only minor issues and no heart muscle/cell damage, an angiogram showed four 60-80% blockag... Wed, 3 Jul 2013 16:10:20 EST