Should I make a noise?

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   Posted 4/25/2006 9:07 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello all.

I had some scans a few months ago which returned an off-the-scale calcium score (4000-ish, when 400+ is regarded as significant).

I went to my GP (regular doctor) who sent me to see a cardiologist, who said he would in turn send me for a "MIBI" scan (whatever that is) but that it might take some time (this is the British health service, so things DO take time).

So far, I have heard nothing, but this is not unusual for the UK.

Now, how seriously should I take this? I am totally without symptoms. My BP is (on low-dose Ramipril) 115/65-ish, I am on stattins and low-dose aspirin, I do fairly strenous exercise (given my one legged condition) and get no chest pain or shortness of breath. I'm 58, have lost 37lbs but am still 30-odd lbs overweight.

On its own, is a very high calcium score regarded as important? Or should I just do what the doctors here seem to be doing, i.e. ignore it and trust that it'll go away?

(I know that if I was American, I would make a noise, but I'm English, and it doesn't come easy to us!)

Allen-UK, London.

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   Posted 4/26/2006 11:30 AM (GMT -6)   
:-)  hi allen, all your other information is so good, i cannot imagine that as far as your heart health is concerned you would need to worry. i cannot remember what you have had done as far as your heart is concerned, did you get stents, did you have an angiogram.  have you searched the web about the calcium level and what it might mean?
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