CNN doctor Sanjay Gupta claimed that President Donald Trump has heart disease, contradicting an assessment from Trump’s own personal doctor.
White House doctor Ronny Jackson said Wednesday that although Trump takes medication for high cholesterol and is overweight, the president has normal cardiac health for a man his age.
Gupta, who has never examined the president, insisted on CNN Wednesday morning that Trump definitely has heart disease.
Gupta pointed to the president’s coronary calcium score of 133, because a score of over 100 indicates a high risk of heart attack within 3-5 years.
“That’s concerning,” Gupta said. “When you look at the findings you just put up there…this coronary calcium score is a score a lot of cardiologists use to try and be predictive and be proactive.”
“You can start to say well, if you do nothing different…you can start to predict the likelihood of having some kind of cardiac event,” Gupta continued. “The president has heart disease. Those numbers qualify him for having heart disease.”