Did All The Right Things But Still Had A Heart Attack ?

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Date Joined Jul 2010
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   Posted 7/23/2010 9:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi, I'm a 56 year old male, healthy weight for height, normal resting blood pressure 135 / 80 and with cholestrol in the healthy range around.

My diet has always been low in saturated fats and salt. I take good quality Omega 3 supplement every day. I don't do a lot of vigorous exercise, but walk for 1/2 to 3/4hr each day.

On Monday I had a heart attack was taken to hospital and had a stent placed in my right coronary artery which had was narrowed
by 80%. I came home on Wednesday afternoon.

I can't believe I was a candidate for a heart attack.
Does anyone know of others that would fit my "profile" yet have ended up with a blocked artery causing a heart attack ?


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   Posted 7/24/2010 4:38 PM (GMT -6)   

It does sound to me like you are living heart healthy but there are some major risk factors you cannot control. :(

Men have a greater risk of heart attack than women do, and they have attacks earlier in life.

Children of parents with heart disease are more likely to develop it themselves. African Americans have more severe high blood pressure than Caucasians and a higher risk of heart disease. Heart disease risk is also higher among Mexican Americans, American Indians, native Hawaiians and some Asian Americans. This is partly due to higher rates of obesity and diabetes. Most people with a strong family history of heart disease have one or more other risk factors. Just as you can't control your age, sex and race, you can't control your family history. Therefore, it's even more important to treat and control any other risk factors you have.

I wish you a full recovery.



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   Posted 7/24/2010 10:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Since you are eating low fat maybe you are eating too many carbs which is raising your blood sugar. Are you eating a lot of carbs? What is your blood sugar and H1AC number? I bet they are elevated.
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