Husbands diagnoses: atheroscler native cor art / hypertension / hyperlipidemia ot / diabetes mellitus / cva / periph vascular dis / carotid art occlus w infarct / depressive disorder.
Stress test result: test with myocardial perfusion imaging revealed mild to moderate ischemia involving the basal anterior septum and mid anterior septal walls. He is status post recent (4/7/08) four-vessel bypass graft with a LIMA to the LAD.
My husband has been labeled a walking piece of plaque by his cardiologist.
With his open-heart surgery being so recent, with him being diabetic, and he has never had any symptoms of his illness - should this recent test be looked into further by your opinion? His cardiologist feels since he has no symptoms, we should wait for further test in approx. 1 year. I'm very conflicted and we have only just started with this new doctor, so I'm unsure whether to trust him or my gut.