I have read all the comments on this article, and found all to be helpful for the most
part. I have one grandparent with heart issues, one had cancer, my Dad had heart
problems, my oldest brother died of a heart attack, the next one died of heart failure
due to emphysema.
About 2 years ago, I had read of the Heart MRI, and wanted one so my dr. set me up
due to the family history and weight battle/high BP. The technician said my heart was
great. The one thing I would advise: DO NOT SMOKE. My Dad smoked, both the
brothers were heavy smokers. My husband had 4 H.A.'s, 3 stents, open heart. His
surgeon told him if he had not been a smoker, he would have had a healthy heart.
I am eating well, exercising as much as possible, staying active. I also have Arthritis
and at times it is difficult, but I do the best I can.
- 5/14/2010 12:49:58 PM