CNN’s Sanjay Gupta Mocked on Twitter for Declaring Trump Has Heart Disease


It appears that CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta is drawing a different conclusion about President Trump’s health than the White House’s own physician.

During a lengthy press briefing, Dr. Ronny Jackson revealed lots of specifics regarding the president’s physical and mental health, which he determined was “excellent.” However, the CNN chief medical correspondent found Trump’s coronary calcium score alarming, noting Jackson’s data that shows in 2009, it was 34 and in 2018, it’s 133. Any score above 100 is at high risk of a heart attack or heart disease within 3-5 years.

Despite acknowledging that Jackson performed an echocardiogram and stress test and the results were “no cause of concern” over Trump’s heart, Gupta gave his own diagnosis.

“It’s concerning because you can start to say, ‘well if you do nothing different, if things don’t change,’ you can start to predict the likelihood of having some sort of heart event, cardiac event, or heart attack or something like that within a certain number of years. Gupta told Alysin Camerota.

The CNN doctor put extra emphasis on the “trajectory” of Trump’s calcium numbers even though he has been put on medication.

“So the president has heart disease,” Gupta declared. “Those numbers qualify him for having heart disease and it clearly needs a plan to try and prevent some sort of problem down the road.”

Twitter took exception to Gupta’s professional opinion.

Some have even pointed out that Gupta asked Dr. Jackson directly if the president had heart disease at yesterday’s briefing.

However, it was pointed out that Dr. Jackson acknowledged that Trump has nonclinical coronary atherosclerosis, which is a form of heart disease even though Jackson also said that the president didn’t have heart disease.

Watch the clip above, via CNN.

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