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I'm sorry to hear about this
A heart scan, which is a coronary calcium scan is an alternative
Can you tell me what this would involve? I
It is not as good as the stress test, especially since you have had a heart attack in the past
It is basically a CT scan of your heart
Any thoughts as to why she won't discuss a block? The heart scan sounds like an option I would agree to.
I have no idea why she doesn't want a block, that seems unreasonable to me, and unrelated to your heart
She also told me she thought my risk was extremely low.
Ok, that is good
Do you think it would be reasonable to offer to take a heart scan and ask for the block?
Yes, that would be reasonable
Thank you. I have been trying to research alternatives for days to no avail.
You're very welcome
I suggested your alternative to the cardiologist along with the possibility of a PET heart scan or a REAL TIME MRI all of which she refused. She is leaving me no choice. I am beginning to think she I just being stubborn. Thank you for your help. Tricia