Did you believe the doctors who said that, without question ? That doesn't seem like your way !!
We now recognize what many have previously shown, that there are cell-well deficient anaerobic bacteria in the gums which are positively shown to be associated with the heart, if you are nice to me I can provide a list of their names.
But also, we now know that the A1 beta casein protein in milk products is tied to heart disease, and that cheese is essentially solidified , concentrated A1 protein. Eat any cheese the past 10 years ? Are you APOE1, APOE2, or APOE1/APOE2 combination genetically ? It matters !! Proven facts.
We also know lack of ascorbate permits arteriosclerotic plaque, and that it is reversible within about 90 days, as two ppl I know personally can attest to !!
So, the radar thing is a new one. Maybe your MD was just ignorant, but you can't blame them, 80% or more of them seem to be essentially ignorant of what others without degrees know. But, its not hidden knowledge, it is there for anyone who wants to "seek and ye shall find", like I learned from a Nun when I was a kid.
That A1 protein in the dairy, is baaaddd stuff. Lucky I only get A2 milk and limit my cheese intake to Roquefort, that my good friend introduced me to !!