HOSPITAL'S QUICK HEART SCAN WAS A LIFE-SAVER
I refer to the report by Mary Ann Benitez on Matilda Hospital's Electron Beam Tomography (EBT) heart scan (South China Morning Post, December 5).
I underwent the EBT scan at the Matilda Hospital because it was quick (I did it on a Saturday morning), and because it was non-invasive.
The test revealed a significant calcium score, even though I had no symptoms indicating coronary disease. I underwent the test after a recommendation by my physician, due to a family history of heart problems and my age. Further examination confirmed the results and less than 60 days later I underwent surgery, resulting in a quintuple bypass.
The Matilda test saved my life.
I know I am grateful the test is being offered here in Hong Kong.