Cardiology

Cardiac health: In great shape but close to death

"I was extremely lucky," says Frank – and it's not a visit to the casino that he's referring to. It’s a life-saving check-up.
5 min
Andrea Lutz
Published on February 18, 2022

Frank is a businessman, father of two, and passionate endurance athlete. He says, "I feel like I’m 30." However, Frank's date of birth makes doctors sit up and take notice: 1969. Even if a 52-year-old patient seems to be extremely fit, it’s still worth taking a closer look.

A CCTA showing subtotal stenosis of the right coronary artery

By Andrea Lutz

Andrea Lutz is a journalist and business trainer specialized on medical topics, technology, and healthcare IT. She lives in Nuremberg, Germany.