Hello everybody. Recently I’ve been checking my heart and as it turns out there are some problems with it. The cardiologist I saw yesterday strongly recommended me to do a “3D coronary CT”, with the aim of looking for possible “significant stenosis lesion”, or that’s what I understood. However I don’t know how much it is related to the 65-70% “possibility” of having “myocardial ischemia”, or perhaps with the “mild valve regurgitation”, both things diagnosed after doing a stress test yesterday.
So I guess I have the following questions, and hopefully someone knowledgeable in the matter can help a bit:
- the doctor said this is not covered by the NHI and that it costs around 20,000 NT. However he did strongly recommend it. Why is it not covered? does this change from hospital to hospital? maybe there isn’t solid enough evidence of me having that?
- the “65-70% possibility” of having “myocardial ischemia” means that I probably have it already, or that’s the chance of suffering it in the future?
- would the “myocardial ischemia” be confirmed by the “3D coronary CT”?
- can the “myocardial ischemia” be somehow related to the “mild valve regurgitation”? I understand that the latter is more like the valve getting stiff or something
- Is it recommendable to go to another reputable specialist?
- anyone help at all with this?
There’s more (a legal side) to this story but I want to keep the pure medical questions separated from that.