[ RadSafe ] Acute heart attack patients receiving high
FDawry at med.miami.edu
Mon Nov 23 09:19:15 CST 2009
Let's not forget non-invasive medicine. Nuclear cardiology has made significant inroads in diagnosis and prognosis, with minimal risk.
Frank P. Dawry
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Date: Thu, 19 Nov 2009 20:29:14 +0000 (UTC)
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Subject: Re: [ RadSafe ] Acute heart attack patients receiving high
To: "Syd H. Levine" <syd.levine at mindspring.com>
Cc: radsafe at radlab.nl
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I generally support Syd's preference for medical prevention and treatment of heart problems
before resorting to invasive procedures. But I warn??against "running like hell"
if an interventionalist cardiologist advises catheterization. Radiation is not??the important risk then.
It??is often done without first doing adequate adrenalin blockage (in all cases),
exercise (depending on symptoms) and diet (individually tailored).
But if enzymes are up, don't wait!
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