HOSPITAL'S QUICK HEART SCAN WAS A LIFE-SAVER | South China Morning Post
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HOSPITAL'S QUICK HEART SCAN WAS A LIFE-SAVER

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 31 December, 2002, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 31 December, 2002, 12:00am

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.


CHARLES CHAMBERLIN


Mid-Levels


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