There are risks with heart catheterizations. And there is considerable costs. Screening 10 screening 20 healthy people to find 1 problem is not medically or cost effective. If you are that interested/concerned why don't you just go and get it done. I am sure the OP is on statins now. Get your cholesterol checked and even if its high normal I personally was on statins. My cholesterol was 220 Total 150 LD . It is now 172 Total 89 LD Thats a Huge Change
Originally Posted By: 69GTX
Glad you're ok Jimmy. I asked my doctor a year ago why don't they do routine scannings for blockages like this during an annual physical...or at least every 5-10 years once past 40-50? Unless you have enough risk factors piled up they just won't do it because of costs. In my case, they wasted money doing EKG tests on me the last 10 visits...why not just one look at the arteries instead? While I don't have all the negative markers they require, I've had higher blood pressure since my early 20's (now 63)...and for 10 years there I was 50 lbs over-weight and getting too little exercise. I'd still love to know how my arteries look so that what happens to Jimmy, doesn't happen to others. It shouldn't have happened to Jimmy. Hey, they spend plenty of money doing colonoscopies and the sort, why not an occasional check of the arteries? Half of the heart disease out there has little to no relationship to cholesterol/diet. Isn't that worth picking up early?