Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders with Dr. Ronny Jackson in a press briefing following President Trump’s most recent medical exam results (1:14:23).
The medical examination was Friday, January 12, 2018 at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.
Age 71 year 7 months
Weight: 239 LBS
Resting Heart Rate: 68
Blood Pressure: 122/74 mm Hg
Pulse Oximetry: 99% room air
Uncorrected visual acuity 20/30 bilaterally
Corrected visual 20/20 bilaterally
Visual Fields normal
Intraocular pressure normal
Head, ears, eyes, dental … all normal.
No murmurs or other heart sound noted
ECG normal sinus rhythm
Transthoracic Echo Ejection Fraction normal
No wall motion abnormalities
right ventricle normal, atria normal, all valves were normal
Gastrointestinal exam was normal.
Colonoscopy in 2013 was normal with no polyps.
Normal with full range motion.
Full distal pulses
No swelling or edema
Cranial nerves, cerebellar exam, deep tendon reflexes — all normal
Cognitive screening exam was also normal — scoring 30 out of 30 The Cognitive Score was undertaken on Trump’s request, in light of statements regarding his mental fitness.
Total Cholesterol of 223
HDL 67 LDL 143 Ratio 3.3
CBC, WBC, Hemoglobin, Hematocrit, Platelet Count all normal
Extended Metabolic Panel
Fasting blood glucose 89
BUN 19 Creatinine 0.98
Liver enzymes ALT 27 AST 19
Hemoglobin A1C 5%
Vitamin D 20
Thyroid Screen with TSH 1.76
UA clear with no evidence of protein, ketones, glucose or blood
Hypercholesterolemia and Rosacea
Surgical History: Appendectomy at age 11
Social history, no past or present use of tobacco or alcohol
Crestor 10mg daily for Hypercholesterolemia (a low dose)
Aspirin 81 mg daily for cardiac health
Propecia 1 mg for prevention of male pattern hair loss
Soolantra cream as needed for Rosacea
Multi-vitamin each day for health maintenance
Prevnar 13 to prevent pneumococcal pneumonia
#2 dose of TWINRIX to prevent Hepatitis A and B
Season influenza vaccination up to date
All indicated travel vaccinations up to date
In summary, Dr. Jackson stated President Trump’s overall health is excellent. His cardiac performance during his physical exam was very good, and he said Trump continues to enjoy the long term cardiac and overall health benefit of a lifetime of abstinence of tobacco and alcohol.
Dr. Ronny Jackson initially said the exam “went exceptionally well,” but cautioned there’s room for improvement, such as losing 10 to 15 pounds and improving the president’s diet.
Several members of the media appeared shocked that Trump’s diet and lack of exercise resulted in a healthy profile. One media member asked about the ejection fraction. He said his wife had a problem with the condition, but it sounded like he called the condition “ejection fracture.”
The media also asked about dentures and the possibility of dementia based on reports that President Trump has forgotten names or has repeated words or phrases. Dr. Jackson said he has no observations regarding forgetfulness or repeat language.
Even CNN’s Dr. Gupta got one of the procedures wrong when he asked about Tran-Esophageal Echocardiogram (TEE), and Dr. Jackson corrected Dr. Gupta to say that he stated Trump had a Trans-Thoracic Echocardiogram (TTE).
When a media member (Dr Gupta again?) asked about calcium in his blood vessels and heart disease, Dr Jackson replied that Trump has non-clinical athersclerotic coronary atherosclerosis. Dr Jackson added that in previous exams his Coronary Calcium Score was “34 (134?) in 2009, was 98 in 2013, and the Coronary Calcium Score was 133 in the most recent examination last week.
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