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Here is my latest heart scan.  I have been having one done every year in January of February.  This one was done exactly one year after the last one.  I am concerned about two things: the calcium score and the ascending aorta size.  

As you can see by comparing my calcium scores and volume values from my test data, which I have entered, this increase in calcium is the highest % increase I have recorded since the first such test in 2012.  I have no clue why.  I have made no big changes in diet or supplements.  I did add 250 mg niacin to a total of 750 mg as I have found that niacin reduces my LDL-P and my LDL-P had gone back up after dropping niacin.  I will have a new NMR lipoprotein analysis soon, I see my cardiologist in late March, so we shall see what has happened to LDL-P then. I continue a low-carb, no-grain diet.  My weight is stable around 142 to 144 lbs.  I am Apo3/4, but have found by postprandial TG testing that I am not very sensitive to fat. I am on rather high dose Armour with no arrhythmia problems and my morning temps are better but still a bit low, around 97.0.  I still very occasionally a several-second high HR, a jump of around 20 beats from where I was, during exercise.  This has been diagnosed as supra-ventricular tachycardia, which never leaves me breathless of weak.  I wouldn't know it most of the time except that I wear a heart rate monitor.

All these calcium scans were done at the same facility and I think the same machine, though the manner of showing the results has changed.  (Earlier they had shown slices of the heart with indications of where the calcium was.  Lately they just give the scores.)  By the way, at this facility, the cost is just $99 which is not covered by my insurance.

The good news is that the aorta has not increased in diameter at 4.5 cm, stable for three years.  When this was first noted several years ago on my heart scan, I had them go back and look at the previous scans to get the aorta measurement, so I have those measurements for each year.  It was 3.9 cm in 2012.  In addition at one point my doctor did a complete C-scan of the ascending aorta (The heart scan only sees the lower part.) and the results were identical to the heart scan, so we have been using the heart scan as a lower-radiation way to monitor the aorta.

I have noticed since about November that my blood glucose has increased around 10 points from before that.  I have not been able to see why this is so.  I will discuss this with my endo on March 10.  I have found a couple things.  Consistently my BG will be high an hour or so after exercise.  Often that is just before dinner and then BG will actually be lower an hour after dinner.  Also, stress seems to make my BG higher.  I have to stop watching the political scene so closely.

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