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Like many, my family has a rather ugly history of coronary artery disease. My father suffered a life time of heart issues. At least 5 known heart attacks, quadruple bypass, 14 stents, transient ischemic event, congestive heart failure, high blood pressure, high cholesterol... He pretty much thought that there was nothing he could do to himself that modern medicine could not fix. Until it couldn't. His father died rather young from a massive heart attack. Both of his brothers had heart issues.

I've always been relatively thing. But I have been on blood pressure and cholesterol meds for decades because no amount of diet and exercise could make the need for meds vanish. Well, I need very little meds to keep things under control. I exercise pretty much every day. I do cardio and weights. I have reduced my carb intake, too. Frankly, I ma in better shape at almost 60 than I have ever been in my life.

What are you doing to take an active role in your own heart health?
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