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Cholesterol

Cholesterol

See now where thete saying cholesterol has nothing to to with blocked arteries it's inflammation that causes it.
Makes you wonder what is the real cause ,this heart condition is mind boglean you just don't know what to believe, I was only 48 never drank and did smoke but not a lot was active and healthy no heart desase in my family apart from my father dieing at 76 from a heart attack. I'm baffled

A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member said:

Hi Kate, by and large, Heart disease is hereditary. I had a massive heart attack at 45 “out of the blue” there were no signs or symptoms leading up to. I was a meal prepper and was in the gym daily. 1 week prior, I had a physical with normal blood work and EKG. After my heart attack, I found my disease was so profound that I quite literally am a terminal patient. I have small caliber arteries in the LAD which cannot be stented or unblocked in the event of a heart attack on the left side (the initial was a complete heart block on the right) my father had heart attack at 65, I was 45...my cardiologist suggested everyone be tested including kids for the LP(a) gene familial hyperlipidemia. As a result, my 18 year old niece, 24 year old niece and 20 year old daughter all came back with the same gene AND high C-reactive protein level of 3.7-4.0, after further testing, my 24 year old niece was diagnosed with cardiomyopathy and had her heart cathed. My 18 year old niece has an electrical issue WPW syndrome and received and ablation. My daughter has a flutter which is controlled by medication. Each of these girls were well on their way to heart disease and possible heart attack at a younger age than I. All are healthy athletes. My situation brought about awareness and saved these girls. I also found through research, each of my ancestors had or passed from cardiac issues. Have your Dr test you for the bad gene so you may alert your family members to the potential so they can be tested and their children. We cannot do anything about the cards we are dealt but education helps us continue the good fight and save the ones around us. The ones without heart disease who have heart attacks provoke them with lifestyle issues....be well...fight on

posted over 3 years ago
A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member said:

I know it can be confusing.by taking statins my col level is 1.9 ... foklowing the med advice i will adhere to this . Along with bp reducing meds and exercise i have recovered and feel 10 years younger . .. i wish everyone well ...

posted over 3 years ago
A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member said:

Hi kate I think what's ment for u won't pass you doesn't matter what sort of life we live, I was healthy and active blocked arteries was the last thing I thought I ever had, but look that's life we have to take what life throws at us . Anyway onward and upwards we live to tell the tale 😀😁

posted over 3 years ago
A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member said:

if your father had heart attack you have heart diseae in family statins are great and help and prevent build up take them

posted over 3 years ago
A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member said:

According to cardio nurses its a build up of plagues that are the most cause of concern if they crack clots form on them . Statins can protect by forming a film over them ..

posted over 3 years ago
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