I wrote on here 2 months ago that i was supposed to have a CT scan with dye (due to chest pains) but in the end they only did the CT scan without dye. I have been waiting and waiting and calling for the results and finally 8 weeks after my CT scan I get the results with an apology. Unfortunately the results have been send to me by letter so I can't talk to a health professional about them. Although I have now called my GP who will call me back on Tuesday as he wasn't there.
Maybe you could help me explaining to me what the results mean?
It says in the letter that the CT scan showed a dense confluent calcification in the proximal LAD. This was highly likely to compromise the chances of a satisfactory diagnostic study following contrast injection, so contrast-enhanced CT angiography was not performed. No other coronary arterial calcification was evident. Mediastinal, lung, pleural and skeletal appearances in the chest were normal. Only minor calcific plaque in the descending thoracic aorta.
As there already has been a delay, they want me to undergo a invasive coronary angiogram. In the meantime they prescribing me 75 mg Aspirin, 40 mg Simvastatin and 5mg Bisoprolol.
I am quite shocked with this letter and all the medicines they prescribed.
I also wonder if it's not dangerous that i apparently have a blockage? Or what would they mean with "dense confluent calcification" what % would that be?
They are also talking about performing a 'pressure wire study' if there is proximal anterior descending artery disease of questionable significance during the angiogram, to understand wether revascularisation is indicated.
I presume they mean a stent?
Could anybody please help me make sense out of all of this?
Are all these prescriptions necessary?
I have some stomach problems, so a bit scared for the Aspirine.
Thank you for reading this!
Very confused at the moment, trying to make sense out of it all.