Yesterday I wrote about some of the important signs for heart attacks and I received several email questions. Before I answer I must disclose that I am not a doctor and don’t play one on TV or elsewhere….
Here are my answers to two questions about heart attacks. First, most people survive their heart attacks. The literature I found indicated that most of the 1.2 million Americans who experienced a heart attack last year survived. Secondly, some of the risk factors for heart attacks include:
– Men with a waist size of more than 40 inches and more than 35 inches for woman
– Blood pressure constantly over 130/85
– Fasting glucose over 110
– Triglycerides over 150
– LDL cholesterol over 100
– HDL cholesterol under 40
My advice: Get an annual physical examination and get these studies conducted.