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Old 01-22-2005, 09:10 AM   #1
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scar on the heart?

My husband just went to his doctor to get a complete physical. He ran the EKG, treadmill tests, etc. When called back in yesterday to discuss results, he was told ther was a small scar on the lsft side of his heart. What does this mean? The doctor told him it was nothing to worry about. And, that all the other tests turned out great. Explain how it got a scar on his heart.
I am worried!

 
Old 01-26-2005, 07:45 AM   #2
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Re: scar on the heart?

It probably means that at some time your husband has had a mild heart attack. This generally is the source of scars on the heart.

The doctor says it's nothing to be worried about, and I wouldn't worry about it. I have a huge scar on my heart from a severe myocardial infarction in 1974, but I live a normal, enjoyable life.

Does the doctor advise taking aspirin? Has he done a lipid profile to judge whether or not choloresterol needs to be addressed? Does your husband get sufficient exercise? Does he smoke? These are some of the questions I would address with an eye to lowering risk factors as much as possible.

Regards,
Bill

 
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