Yep. This is a big problem for me. Both my parents died of heart disease (my bro has already had 2 'heart incidents' he calls them). Also, I can't check my heart health with a stress test because I'm one of the few who gives false positives on treadmill tests, so the only way to check is via contrast dye/nuclear meds tests (although not an angiogram).
I saw my cardiologist in the fall for my bi-annual check and he said no go - we are waiting another 2 years in hopes a different option becomes available. But, mostly, my heart is a ticking time bomb with no oversight. I have high cholesterol too although well managed with Lipitor.
Thanks for the article!
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