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A 29-year-old female asked:

My dr suggested an angiogram but i am nervous regarding the risks.i am an ex smoker,obese with borderline cholesterol and stress ecg showed slight st depression in lead 3,5 and 6. i do have slight chest pain.i know the stats.how high risk would i be?

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Dr. Aylwin david Nathaniel
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Risk: Based on what you've stated, you would be at high risk of a heart attack. I would suggest the angiogram to assess the heart blockages BEFORE the heart attack
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Risk: I would follow the advice of your cardiologist as he/she knows if the st depressions were significant, whether your target heart rate was reached, whether your chest discomfort is characteristic of coronary artery blockage, what your LDL, HDL, total cholesterol and triglycerides levels were, your family history. A 0 coronary artery calcium score in young females is unreliable. CT angiogram may he
Dr. Abdulsatar Aboobaker
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Abdulsatar angiogram: I would strongly suggest you follow your cardiologists advice and do the necessary, you appear to be high risk. Please do not be afraid it is better to know if you need further management and life style changes,before your present condition becomes an emergency

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