I went for a long-awaited cardiology appointment today and was told that IF the nuclear scan I'm booked in for in two months time showed even minimal furring I would have to take a statin for life and also continue with my mini asprin. . He said a no-furring result meant nothing needs doing, minimal would be as I said, and if greater than that an angiogram. I was so shocked.
A treadmill test last year showed an "inconclusive result" of a dip of 1 milimol during recovery. No pain throughout the actual test itself, BP and everything normal.
My cardiologist back home agreed with me that an angiogram was indeed invasive and to have a nuclear scan instead (the donut ring thing). I then moved to another part of the country so I've had a long wait to be seen again by a different hospital.
I was informed today that although a dip of just 2 mls sounds very small, it is very significant of CHD. Mine was 1. He assured me statins were a lifesaver and to ignore what other people say about the adverse effects and definitely not google.
My father died of CHD in his 60s and my brother had a heart bypass in his forties. I used to smoke but gave up 3 years ago so my chances of having no furring at all are very slim! Does anyone know anything about these minimal/milimol dips? And any positive comments about statins? A lot of what I read on here points to them not being tolerated very well.....