January 22, 2010

Yes, You Have Heart Disease!

Posted in Heart disease tips, Uncategorized tagged , , , , , , , at 3:41 am by keepyourhearthealthy

I hate to be the one to break some bad news, but its important to understand the definition of heart disease. If you have had a heart stent, heart attack, angiogram showing heart artery blockages or bypass surgery….then YES, you have heart disease! I discussed this in my book but I feel it is imperative to stress this again. At this point in time, THERE IS NO CURE FOR HEART DISEASE! A stent, angioplasty or bypass are methods to help relieve symptoms and minimize damage to the heart. It is like putting a bandage over a cut. They do not stop further blockages from building up in the heart arteries.  Heart disease is part of a continuous process of plaque buildup in your body.

To be fair, there are a select few people who have had heart attacks caused by medications like birth control or chemotherapy. These people may not actually have plaque in their arteries but instead develop a clot in the heart arteries which prevented blood flow to certain areas of the heart. However, these circumstances are rare.

Most likely, if you had a heart attack, stent, or bypass surgery you will have heart disease for the rest of your life….at least until a cure is found! This is why it is so important to commit to lifelong diet, exercise and heart medications. These are the only ways we have of reducing your future risk of heart attack or death from heart disease.

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