They (just who are “they?”) say when it’s your time, you have to go to the “Big Dodger in the Sky.” I guess it was “Lima’s Time” but it didn’t have to be. I’ll leave the Joes Lima accolades to the others and take an opportunity to make this a Public Service Announcement:
GET A HEART SCAN!
A heart scan is a non-invasive procedure that shows the amount of calcified plaque you have in your coronary arteries. Getting a heart scan is quite easy. You lie down fully clothed on an examination table, the scanner passes over you for a minute or two, and then it’s over. Once the scanned image of your heart has been analyzed, it’s converted into a number ranging from 0 to several thousand. This number is called your Calcium Score. The higher your score compared to others of your age and sex, the more calcified plaque you have in your arteries and the greater your risk for a future heart attack.
Here’s a sample of what a calcium score could be:
- 0–10 Minimal
- 11–100 Moderate
- 101–400 Increased
- 401+ Extensive
If you have 400, don’t make dinner plans – head directly to the mortician. My wife and I had heart scans done a few weeks ago and hers was 0. Mine was .79. If Jose had gotten a heart scan, the chances are he could have taken measures to do something and he might still be alive. Having a massive heart attack really ruins your day – especially when it kills you – and it ruins your loved ones lives too. Take the time and get a heart scan. This is a public service announcement brought to you by LAdodgerTalk.com.
That said, Jose Lima was “one-of-a-kind.” We’ll miss you “Lima-Time.” Rest in Peace.
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- After much deliberation, I think the Dodgers have their sights set on Cliff Lee. Watch and see! They will have to overpay with prospects.