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Doctor says Trump has heart disease

Posted by on Jan. 17, 2018 at 11:52 AM
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Pema_Jampa
by on Jan. 17, 2018 at 12:16 PM
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Sanjay Gupta: By all standards, Trump has heart disease

CNN's chief medical correspondent, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, said Wednesday that he believes tests reveal that President Trump has heart disease.

Gupta said dating back to 2009, Trump started to have "these tests that are actually looking for the presence of calcium in the blood vessels that lead to the heart."

"Steadily, up until just this past week when he had it performed again, those numbers have gone up," he said.

"When they get to a certain range ... that means he has heart disease."

Gupta then talked about his interaction Tuesday with Trump's doctor, Navy Rear Adm. Dr. Ronny Jackson.

"It was interesting when I spoke to Dr. Jackson. At first he said he passed all the tests with flying colors," Gupta said. "When I asked him specifically about that test, he did then concede that, in fact, the president does have heart disease."

"They're going to be increasing the medications, including the cholesterol-lowering medications to try and combat that, but there's no question, by all standards, by all metrics, anyway a doctor or cardiologist will look at it, the president does have heart disease."

Gupta said it's controllable with medications, adding that Trump needs to have his diet under control.

"But he does have heart disease," he said.

Jackson, who has served as the presidential physician since 2013, on Tuesday gave Trump a clean bill of health, declaring him physically and mentally fit for office.

He said that Trump's "overall health is excellent," adding that the president had mostly normal results on several tests of his cholesterol and heart health.

"His cardiac performance during his physical exam was very good, he continues to enjoy the significant, long-term cardiac and overall health benefits that come from a lifetime of abstinence from tobacco and alcohol," Jackson said.

Pema_Jampa
by on Jan. 17, 2018 at 12:16 PM
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Oh well

Reading.Rainbow
by Sif on Jan. 17, 2018 at 12:19 PM
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"It was interesting when I spoke to Dr. Jackson. At first he said he passed all the tests with flying colors," Gupta said. "When I asked him specifically about that test, he did then concede that, in fact, the president does have heart disease."

"They're going to be increasing the medications, including the cholesterol-lowering medications to try and combat that, but there's no question, by all standards, by all metrics, anyway a doctor or cardiologist will look at it, the president does have heart disease."

Mommy51408
by Bronze Member on Jan. 17, 2018 at 12:22 PM
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Isn't all this personal health info being shared with the world kind of against Hippa in some way?
GrayDuck41
by on Jan. 17, 2018 at 12:22 PM
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Can’t wait for the Trumpettes to arrive, yelling “ fake news “!
GrayDuck41
by on Jan. 17, 2018 at 12:23 PM
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Thanks for posting it!

Quoting Pema_Jampa:

Oh well

Pema_Jampa
by on Jan. 17, 2018 at 12:23 PM
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Not a problem

Quoting GrayDuck41: Thanks for posting it!
Quoting Pema_Jampa:

Oh well


Pema_Jampa
by on Jan. 17, 2018 at 12:24 PM
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He released the information that was given to the public.

Quoting Mommy51408: Isn't all this personal health info being shared with the world kind of b against Hippa in some way?


romalove
by Roma on Jan. 17, 2018 at 12:24 PM
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If Trump didn't OK the release of the information, then yes.

But he did, so no.

Quoting Mommy51408: Isn't all this personal health info being shared with the world kind of b against Hippa in some way?


MonarchMom22
by Bronze Member on Jan. 17, 2018 at 12:25 PM
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The info can't be shared without the patient's specific consent.  If the POTUS agreed to make it public, then it is legal. It is very likely only some of his medical info has been released, and the things he wants to keep private have been withheld.

Quoting Mommy51408: Isn't all this personal health info being shared with the world kind of b against Hippa in some way?


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