If you are a male over fifty-five, slightly overweight, out of shape, and hooked on a diet of greasy foods, you are a prime candidate for coronary artery disease, CAD. If you are female over sixty, in menopause, with similar conditions, weigh more than you should, less than in shape, and prone to eating whatever you want without concern of fat content, you too are a prime candidate for CAD. Statistically, you are now in a group with a high probability of contracting some heart or blood pressure-related affliction. And it doesn't have to be. I know. What follows is my twenty-plus-year chronicle of living with diagnosed coronary artery disease. I did not have to be a candidate for CAD, and neither should you. If I knew then, before I suffered my first heart attack, what I know now, I would not have had that first heart attack and the eventual triple bypass operation.
You can rise above the statistics that one half of the population will sometime in their life be a diagnosed with CAD. With conscious thought and daily management, you too can defy the odds of contracting a heart related affliction, namely a heart attack. If you have had a heart attack and pulled through, there is life afterward; a good life in fact. A well-managed life filled with tomorrows without chest pains is attainable. You can live more than the generally accepted projection of six years between heart seizure events, heart attacks.
There is no mysterious formula. Understanding CAD is of first and foremost important. And that's what this book is about. The more you know about the heart and coronary artery disease, and its causes and effects, the more likely you will minimize the chance of ever having a heart attack or another heart attack again.
As I say in the book, if I knew then what I know now, I would not have had the initial heart attack and probably not the triple bypass surgery years later. So isn't it time to take a hold of your life? Do it now. You will enjoy the benefits.