*****FROM ABC NEWS MEDICAL UNIT*****Hello Tintin113, and thank you for question. Here is an answer from Dr. Marie Savard, ABC Medical News Contributor:
"Thank you for sharing your unusual story. Most 38 year old men (or women) would not normally undergo a calcium score test as you did. Normally it takes 10-20 years or more for plaque to build in the arteries and for the test to be helpful. You had a serious heart blockage which is almost always caused by atherosclerosis - which is a chronic build up of plaque. On the other hand, rarely people can have a blockage from a peculiar anatomic variant in your blood vessels, from a tear in the blood vessel wall, or from a blood clot without plaque. Your message is important however - no single test is ever perfect and can only be a guide to help patients get the treatment they need.
Thanks again for sharing your story.
To watch the news piece where Dr. Marie Savard discusses the Battle Against Heart Disease, please go to http://abcnews.go.com/Video/playerIndex?id=7206382
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