I posted this in the Prostate cancer forum, even though its about
Heart Disease. I'm sharing it here in hopes it initates discussion. Who knows, maybe it becomes the catalyst for the forum becoming more active.....
This is a video that I think most everyone who seeks knowledge about
their health could benefit from watching...www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ThFj-a99_Y
I'm on a forum that focuses largely on heart disease, and one of the members is David Bobbett, a successful entrepreneur, CEO of a very large Ireland Based company. He has championed use of the CT Angiogram, a screening tool that gives a calcium score, (indication of Plaque load in the coronary arteries) that has been around for 30 years and has only recently been approved and somewhat accepted in the US as a screening tool for CAD. This was due to the politics f medicine, and it's a shame.
Even still most Drs don't prescribe it routinely. I had one, only after an abnormal stress test, and it showed an off the charts plaque load. This prompted me to drastically alter my diet and exercise routines, I hope to my benefit.
I only wish this was offered to me a decade earlier, as a screening tool, rather than a diagnostic tool, as it was finally prescribed to me.
In the above video, David talks about
his story, and how the CAC scoring tool probably saved his life. And how it can happen to anyone.
The video is 23 minutes, but worth watching
David has also funded a movie as a philanthropic project, called "The Widowmaker" Its a documentary on the story of the CT Angio/Calcium Scoring Test as a screening tool, and how it was supressed by the medical establishment for 30 years, becuase it was more profitable to practice Interventional Cardiology, than prevetive cardiology. You can watch the Widowmaker on Netflix, and i believe, ITunes
I hope some of you find the video worthwhile
Post Edited (Pratoman) : 6/24/2016 6:14:07 AM (GMT-6)