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I am a 46 year old male, mother died of MI at age 59. my

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HI- I am a 46 year old male, mother died of MI at age 59. my lipids are at goal w 5mg of crestor daily, I bicycle 60 to 90 minutes per day & bp is 120/80 at the moment. I'm currently seeing cardiologist and have stress echo and other tests over the next few weeks. I just got a calcium score result yesterday at 66. This is obviously alarming. My question today is about progression. I am confident that can really get my weight / bp down over the next few months and can maintain an all-out diet plan going forward. I am certain that I can get every other relevant numbers way down with meds & lifestyle improvement. But I see some stuff online that indicates calcium progression is hard to stop and talks about 5 year doubling rates. This would put me over 400 by my late 50's and makes it seem like living into my 70's / 80's would be a long shot. The question: can CAC progression be significantly slowed or stopped? Or will rapid progression continue regardless of lifestyle.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cardiology
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

What type of diet do you eat?