"My dad had a triple bypass at Covenant 30 years ago. If I hadn't
had the EBT, chances are that would be me, too,"
- Jone F
Like most American women, Jone Fischer was not concerned about heart disease.
She did all the right things—ate the right foods, exercised regularly
and never missed a checkup. So when Jone's husband told her he would
only take an Electron Beam Tomography (EBT) test if she would also have
one at the same time, she agreed to provide him with the moral support
he was looking for, never thinking she might have a problem.
Used at the Covenant Heart & Vascular Institute to screen for cardiac
disease, an EBT test scans the patient's body, creating 3-dimensional
pictures of his or her arteries. While her husband's arteries came
back clean, Jone's results were less positive.
The test found calcification in five of her arteries. In other words, Jone
had heart disease. Luckily for Jone, the EBT caught the problem in the
early stages, enabling her Covenant cardiologist to control her condition
If not for her husband's insistence, chances are she wouldn't have
been so lucky. "My dad had a triple bypass at Covenant 30 years ago.
If I hadn't had the EBT, chances are that would be me, too,"
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the month of February.
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