Finally caught up with Professor Douglas P Boyd in Las Vegas. He was the pivotal figure who actually invented the CT Scan of the Heart back in 1978. Here he tells the fascinating story of its inception and delivery, and also addresses the absurd arguments against the power of his creation:
Did you know that 40% of heart attacks occur in the 10% of people with highest CAC Score? Or that ~60% of 'Framingham Middle Risk' people are reclassified after a CAC - into LOW or HIGH risk groups? Or that a high score gives you ~20 times the risk of a heart attack - but only if you don't take action to stop the progressing disease? Or that people with a yearly rising CAC score - have 6 to 8 TIMES the heart attack rate compared to those with stable CAC? That's right - the Calcium Scan is cheap, fast and unparalleled - and it is grossly underutilized. Learn the key points in this interview, in less than 30 minutes.