Master health musings : Where did Alexander the Great, checked his LDL and Chenghis khan recorded his BP ?

A middle-aged man a Biotech engineer, who is just back from his annual health check, sitting in front of me with a deeply anguished face and said “Doctor my LDL is 130mg, and my diastolic BP is 90 mmHg and fasting sugar is 120 mg .I am very much worried about my future” Wait , let me go through your file, I said , Isn’t a serious Issue doctor? No, its not , But , doctor, I have read about ASCOT, SPRINT and HOPE-3 trials. I guess they tell us to keep the LDL, blood sugar and diastolic BP all these three parameters around 80. Isn’t doctor? He went on to add, that his old fashioned family physician has asked to continue the beta blocker. He said he is also aware of the fact, how JNC has ditched the beta blocker to the graveyard since they don’t do anything to central Aortic pressure. He continued, “Last year my routine coronary calcium score was beyond 300 . Shall I go for a regular coronary angiogram to ensure my SYNTAX score is around zero doctor” ? I was quite shocked with his academic prelude, and asked him, by any way, he is a physician or a cardiologist? No doctor, I am purely a non-medical man but follow all health related stuff from wall street medical bulletins. I am a busy man, still, work out regularly. I have important targets, ambitions to fulfill and lot to achieve in life. But, this LDL and BP is really bothering me doctor. Yes, I got it . . . I understand your anxiety. Don’t get worried about all these biochemistry...
Source: Dr.S.Venkatesan MD - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Uncategorized master health check up in cardiology preventive health care Source Type: blogs