Heart Attack Risk Assessment

Here is a free risk assessment service from the American Heart Association:  heart attack risk calculator

Know your risks. Being aware is about 50% of the battle. You may know that almost half of all heart attacks are  fatal. What you may not know is that almost fifty percent of first time heart attacks victims have no clue that they even had heart disease. So the heart attack winds up being their first acknowledgment that a problem exists! That’s just wrong on many levels.

Take ten minutes to assess your risk

The Silent Killer


In my talk today I have 3 points for you to GRAVELY consider:

First There is a large and lurking danger for everyone in this room.

Second I WILL GIVE YOU A very quick way to assess your risk

Third A message of hope. Don’t be a fatalist: Prevention and Reversal of Heart Disease is a lot simpler than you think.

THREE NUMBERS TO REMEMBER – FIRST NUMBER 81 MILLION

The National Institute of Health NIH.gov: states Cardiovascular Disease Statistics Estimates for the year 2007 are that 81,100,000 people in the United States have one or more forms of cardiovascular disease (CVD).

SECOND NUMBER 1.1 MILLION
More than 1.1 million people experience a heart attack (myocardial infarction) each year, and for many of them, the heart attack is their first symptom of coronary artery disease. This means that every 28 seconds there is a heart attack in the United States.

Cedars Sinai. Edu DEFINES A heart attack or myocardial infarction is a medical emergency in which the supply of blood to the heart is suddenly and severely reduced or cut off, causing the muscle to die from lack of oxygen. Guess how many of those heart attacks are fatal? 10%, 20%, 30% Half of them?  If you guessed half, you are right.

THIRD NUMBER 500,000. HALF A MILLION
According to CedarSinai.edu, 500,000 heart attack victims with end up in the mortuary this year.  That means about one fatality from heart attack every single minute. 1,440 deaths by heart attack per day in the United States.  BY CONTRAST FBI.GOV REPORTS THERE ARE 37 HOMICIDES PER DAY IN THE US. 1,440 deaths per day from heart attack. 37 deaths per day from homicide. We hear about the latter on the news daily, why not the former?

Heart disease isn’t just a man’s disease. Heart attack, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases are DEVASTATING TO WOMEN, too. Many women believe that cancer is more of a threat. How many believe that? CANCER OR HEART DISEASE? In fact, coronary heart disease, which causes heart attack, is the single leading cause of death for American women. Nearly twice as many women in the United States die of heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases as from all forms of cancer, including breast cancer. (womensheart.org)

NOW YOU YOUNGER PEOPLE think that heart disease is for the older folks. the older you get the more likely you are to suffer from heart disease but would it shock you to know that THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF PEDIATRICIANS IN ITS 2009 JOURNAL URGES the prescription of STATINS TO KIDS as young as eight years OLD?  Teens are showing up at emergency rooms presenting with heart attacks. SOME,not all, doctors are prescribing statin drugs to kids as young as eight years old. Controversial, yes, but WOW.

I HAVE A HANDOUT TO GIVE YOU AT THE END. IN AN ARTICLE ENTITLED The “MacStatin”: Fast food with some ketchup, salt, and a statin to go August 13, 2010 | Michael O’Riordan shows the lack of willingness to change lifestyle and junk food habits leads to obesity, diabetes and heart disease.

CONSIDERING WHAT I HAVE READ ABOUT STATIN DRUGS, IF THE HEART ATTACK DOESN’T GET YOU THE TREATMENT WILL. Dr. Ray Hinesh WCBM radio host Sunday’s at 10 am. HIS WEBSITE www.illnessisoptional.com REVEALS A list of statin side effects and how much greater AND more PERVASIVE THEY ARE than the benefits statins are expected and presumed to provide.

SO WHAT CAN YOU A PERSON DO?
NUMBER 2: YOUR JOB IS TO  GET A RISK ASSESSMENT

I don’t have to tell you that

  • Smoking
  • high blood pressure
  • systemic inflammation
  • diabetes
  • being overweight or obese
  • physical inactivity
  • LEADS TO HEART DISEASE

Go to www.americanheart.org and take the four step risk assessment test. Know your risks. Being aware is about 50% of the battle. You may know that almost half of heart attacks end up being fatal. What you may not know is that almost fifty percent of first time heart attacks victims had no clue that they had heart disease. So the heart attack winds up being their first ever diagnosis or acknowledgment that a problem even exists. Knowing your risks, improves your chances by a mile and a half. 

Number 3: Prevention is BETTER THAN CURE. A STITCH IN TIME SAVES NINE.

Let me give you a shortcut to preventing and reversing heart disease, that has taken me six years to learn:

TWO VITAMINS AND A SUPER FOOD.  TWO VITAMINS AND A SUPER FOOD.

SUPER FOOD: HIGH POTENCY EPA/DHA OMEGA-3, VITAMIN K2, VITAMIN D3. I WILL SPEAK ABOUT OMEGA-3.

While there are great risks HEART DISEASE AND with certain pharmaceutical drugs, there are ONLY great benefits of Omega-3 fish oil in preventing heart ailments. THESE have been proven through literally thousands of clinical trials. Let me quote this abstract from the Mayo clinic.

Mayo Clinic 2000 Jun; From Inuit to implementation: omega-3 fatty acids come of age. Abstract

The cardiovascular effects of marine omega-3  fatty acids.  In the late 1970s, epidemiological studies revealed that Greenland Inuits had substantially reduced rates of acute myocardial infarction compared with Western control subjects. These observations generated more than 4,500 studies to explore this and other effects of omega-3 fatty acids on human metabolism and health. AN ITALIAN Prevention study of 11,324 patients showed a 45% decrease in risk of sudden cardiac death and a 20% reduction in all-cause mortality in the group taking 850 mg/d of omega-3 fatty acids. These fatty acids have potent anti-inflammatory effects. 3 to 5 g/ d can reduce triglyceride levels by 30% to 50%, minimizing the risk of coronary heart disease.


LET ME CONCLUDE BY SAYING

Your Heart

  • Works hard every moment, of every day.
  • Never takes a day off.
  • Never calls in sick.
  • Morning, noon and night, your heart is no slacker.
  • Shouldn’t you take good care of this tireless servant?
  • If you are at all concerned about heart health then take note:
  • The secret of preventing and beating heart disease BEGINS WITH Omega-3s!
    I am a five year veteran of taking Omega-3 capsules.
    I witnessed this in my own life.
  • Normalized cholesterol, triglycerides in check. Yes!
  • Take enough Omega-3s and prevent/reverse heart disease.

In summary:

  1. THERE IS A CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER OF HEART ATTACKS AND HEART DISEASE IN OUR COUNTRY.
  2. YOU CAN DO A RISK SELF ASSESSMENT IN 10 MINUTES ON AMERICANHEART.ORG
  3. PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN CURE.

As a businessman I always think about ROI, return on investment.

Without your health you have nothing.

Take good care of your heart and your heart will take good care of you.

Learn More about N3, K2, D3 Solution to Heart Disease. (coming soon)

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