CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta diagnosed President Donald Trump with heart disease during a Wednesday broadcast, despite the president receiving a clean — and “excellent” — bill of health following his medical examination on Friday at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. During the Wednesday airing of “New Day,” Gupta analyzed the president’s recent medical examination, and insisted that the president has heart disease.
CNN’s chief medical correspondent explained that dating back to 2009, Trump was the recipient of calcium blood tests, diagnostics used to look for “the presence of calcium in the blood vessels that lead to the heart.”
“Steadily, up until just this past week when he had it performed again, those numbers have gone up,” Gupta explained, later noting that “when they get to a certain range,” it means that Trump “has heart disease.”
“When you look at the findings you just put up there, Alisyn — this coronary calcium score is a score a lot of cardiologists use to try and be predictive and be proactive,” Gupta told “New Day” co-anchor Alisyn Camerota. If the number exceeds 100, it’s “concerning to a lot of doctors,” Gupta added.