I know this sounds alarming, but are our doctors taking the implications for vascular effects and the need for cardiac follow-up seriously? I just had my annual with my internist. I was surprised at some slight EKG changes.
I am an RN who worked for years in CCU & telemetry. I was searching for the reason for these changes & GCA, when I came upon this article from a Rheumatology Journal Vol 57, Supplement 2, February 2018 Editor John H. Stone, Division of Rheumatology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA. And the above statement was made in the section entitled Introduction. It was hard to re-find the article once I printed it last week, as all I was initially finding was the Abstract and Sources.
The Mayo Clinic is situated in the state with the most cases of GCA, Minnesota. It also has the most Scandinavian migrants.