3 Things You Must Know for Your Heart’s Health
“What more could I have done?” I am often asked this question by a patient in the hospital after a heart attack. The stories are similar: “I just had my annual physical and got a clean bill of health – good cholesterol numbers and passed my stress test. What more could I have done?”
Today exciting research is coming out weekly demonstrating that there is indeed So Much More we can do to protect ourselves from heart attack and stroke. Cholesterol numbers (total cholesterol, total HDL or good cholesterol, total LDL or bad cholesterol, and triglycerides) and stress tests are most often not your best predictors of impending heart attack and stroke. 50% of people who have a heart attack have normal cholesterol.
3 Life-Saving Tips to markedly reduce your risk of heart attack and stroke:
- Know your Artery Age and The Current Status of the Inside Lining of Your Blood Vessels with a CIMT (Carotid Intimal Media Test).
- Know where you are on the Insulin-Glucose Highway. Are you headed for pre-diabetes or diabetes?
- Know how much inflammation you have. Inflammation accelerates the danger of a potentially life-threatening situation.
If any of these are not ideal you must find out why and treat the underlying cause.
Saving and Improving Lives through Powerful Heart Attack and Stroke Prevention!