World Heart Day…Celebrate YOUR Heart
World Heart Day is today, September 29. It’s an important day for all of us because …
On average someone in the US dies of CVD every 34 seconds.
224 per 100,000
The age-adjusted US death rate attributable
Twenty-four years ago Larry and I spent 4 months chasing down his medical issue.
He had thallium stress tests and wore a monitoring device. He was referred to a Gastroenterologist and still nothing was found. Yet, Larry knew that something was not right.
It took our friend suffering a massive heart attack in our driveway to make us take the next step. Larry was there for him while we waited for the ambulance but it was too late.
On my insistence, Larry told his Cardiologist he wanted an angiogram. This is an invasive test but the best way to determine blockage in the arteries. His doctor scheduled one that afternoon and the next day he had two stents put in.
Larry had a 99% blockage in his right artery, thankfully not this left, known as the widowmaker.
I hate to think what could have happened while he was out diving!
The point of this is it is up to YOU to take charge of your body.
If you feel something is wrong, DON’T stop until you find an answer.
Do the research but remember that you are not a medical doctor.
Find another doctor...get a second, third, or fourth opinion if you need to.
~About 697,000 people die of heart disease in the U.S. every year…that’s 1 in every 5 deaths.
~Every year about 805,000 Americans have a heart attack.
~Every year, more than 795,000 people in the United States have a stroke.
If you SMOKE, stop NOW. If you know of someone who is still smoking, be a friend and get them to stop.
MOVE…walk every day and often. One tells me to get off my behind and move every hour.