Frank J. Pearl, M.D.
|Voluntary Professor of Medicine, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL. Board certified in cardiovascular disease|
|Expert opinions on cardiac, thoracic and vascular diseases|
At your age you should ask your doctor about a 64 slice CT to look for coronary calcification. If your score is above zero you should be on a statin. Also consider a formal evaluation with a cardiac electrophysiologist
Ask your doctor about a 64 slice CT to assess coronary calcification and a carotid ultrasound to look for carotid plaque. If your coronary calcium score is above zero or if there is any carotid plaque
Mild mitral and tricuspid regurgitation are fairly common and generally not serious. You should continue to maintain normal blood pressure to avoid strain on the heart but no other treatment is generally