Preventive cardiologists have a wonderful tool for noninvasively identifying plaque (atherosclerosis) in the arteries to the heart: the coronary artery calcium (CAC) scan. Since 1/3 of Americans die from atherosclerotic
Ilene Has High Cholesterol With A "Wonderful Ratio" And A Branch Retinal Vein Occlusion: Should She Take A Statin?
Recently the skeptical cardiologist was asked by Ilene, a reader with an HDL almost as high as her LDL and a history of branch retinal vein occlusion (BRVO) whether she
(This post was updated 12/26/2022) The skeptical cardiologist has repeatedly laid out the case for utilizing coronary artery calcium score (CACS) to more precisely assess the risk of heart attack or
Anthony C. Pearson M.D., F.A.C.C. is a cardiologist, musician, writer and a regular columnist at MedPage Today