A Heart Attack Usually Arrives
Suddenly and Without Warning.
Imagine that you've been chosen as a contestant on the "Who Wants
To Be A Millionaire" show.
You are doing well and Regis Philbin has just asked the $16,000
question which is,
"Second to smoking, what is the greatest risk factor for heart disease?"
You have the choice of four possible answers:
B: high ldl cholesterol
D: low hdl cholesterol
You think you know the answer but just to be on the safe side decide to
use the "ask the audience" life line.
90% of the audience chooses
B: high ldl cholesterol
And your final answer is?
If you went with the audience's response then unfortunately you would
heading back home without any winnings.
For more than 3 decades we've been bombarded with the message,
"Lower your cholesterol or you will have a heart attack."
But here's the rub. More than half the people who experience heart
attacks have normal or low cholesterol.
The INTERHEART STUDY, which was recently published in the
prestigious Lancet Medical Journal, describes the primary risk
factors that lead to a heart attack or stroke.
And guess what? High ldl cholesterol is not in the top three!
Have we been lied to all these years? You can be the judge of that,
but the sale of cholesterol lowering drugs is a $14 billion
Gene Millen. It happened nearly sixteen years ago but I remember the
event as clearly as if it was yesterday.
I had just finished huffing and puffing on the treadmill and was
summoned to the cardiologist's office for a "conference."
He grimly advised me,
"You are walking time bomb and need to go the hospital right now."
Two days later the surgeon stitched in bypasses to six clogged arteries.
I was fortunate. For 30% of heart attack victims the first sign
of a problem is sudden death.
Half of these unexpected events occur in women.
During a recent treadmill stress test my doctor said with a smile,
"You came through with flying colors. Keep on doing what you
I've found that prevention is a lot more fun than having a
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