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I have been having heart palpitations of and on for past 6

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I have been having heart palpitations of and on for past 6 months. I am 38 years old male who smokes and my bmi is 29. My stress echo was normal. However despite my doctors advice I pushed for CT angiogram which reported mild atherosclerosis in both LAD and RCA but no major stenosis was seen with calcium score of zero. My cardiologist shrugged it off and told me I am normal and my symptoms are due to anxiety. I still am confused about the CT report results and my palpitations are still there.
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Cardiology
Expert:  dr abid replied 10 months ago.

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Expert:  dr abid replied 10 months ago.

Hello ...

I will agree with your Cardiologist , zero calcium scores itself is good indicator of healthy coronaries even when you have mild Atherosclerosis in RCA and LAD .

Palpitations could be because of anxiety , Thyroid hormone issue or low Hemoglobin .

I will suggest you to have Thyroid function test along with Hemoglobin levels .

And start strong Anti anxiety medications to overcome anxiety please .

Relax , nothing wrong with your heart .

Good luck .

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Expert:  dr abid replied 10 months ago.

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Customer: replied 10 months ago.
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Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I am attaching the CT report for your review. What is it meant by alert category 3 and whats the maximum alert category.
Expert:  dr abid replied 10 months ago.

Well this report suggests that when you keep calcium score in mind you have nil risk for heart disease .

Mild Atherosclerosis is not an issue , this will go away with low fatty diet , exercise and healthy life styles .

Relax please .

Good luck .

Positive feedback will be appreciated .

Thanks .