Why Can’t an MRI Be Used for Calcium Scoring?

Since the CT scanner emits radiation, why isn’t MRI technology used to determine one’s calcium score? After all, there is zero emission of radiation from an MRI procedure. Furthermore, many people would much prefer lying [...]

Could Carrie Fisher Have Prevented Her Heart Attack?

There are steps Carrie Fisher could have taken, other than healthy diet & exercise, that may have prevented the heart attack she suffered on an airplane. Drugs, alcohol, smoking and crash dieting have been blamed [...]


My mother had quintuple bypass surgery, so I was inspired to interview a cardiothoracic surgeon to answer the many questions I had. These questions are based on my mother’s symptoms and other concerns following surgery. [...]