“Cardiac event” typically means a heart attack, heart-related death, angina (chest pain related to the heart), or needing bypass surgery or angioplasty.
From Dr. Anthony Pearson:
“Since we know that Hillary Clinton recently had a calcium scan with a score of zero, we can estimate that Trump’s risk of having a heart attack or dying from a cardiac event is markedly higher than Clinton’s.
Clinton, born October 26, 1947 is 68 years old and we can enter her calcium score into the MESA calcium calculator to see how she compares to other women her age. A coronary calcium score of 6 is at the 50th percentile for this group.Interestingly, Trump’s score of 98 at age 67 years was exactly at the 50th percentile. In other words half of all white men age 67 years are below 98 and half are above 98, creeping into the moderately high risk category.
So, based on his coronary calcium score from 2013, Donald Trump has a moderate build up of atherosclerotic plaque in his coronary arteries and is at a seven-fold higher risk of a cardiac event compared to Hilary Clinton.”
Source: The Skeptical Cardiologist | Unbiased, evidence-based discussion of the effects of diet, drugs, and procedures on heart disease
Guess we better take a closer look at Trump’s VP pick.
Dr. Pearson calls Dr. Mehmet Oz a “celebrity medical charlatan,” so he’s not stupid.
So, is that a bad thing? Pence looks like the best of the four of them to me.