RE: Carbs, Triglycerides (day 21)
Posted Monday, May 2, 2011 at 8:14 PM
Gnovak, you are almost my exact age and situation right before I had my heart attack. If you have not had a heart scan get one. Mine was a window into the future. I just wish I would have been emphatic about no fat earlier, but with no symptoms it seemed a bit overboard, (my mistake).
If you have plaque build up in your arteries the heart scan will show it. Looking back on the day I had my heart attack I can see several things that contributed to it:
I had been working outside all day and was not hydrating.
I had taked Aleve the night before. (there is a heart attack warning by Aleve)
I was exerting my heart rate to the max (running up hill)
This was the first hot day (temp 90) in the spring that I was running.
Please read "Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease" by Dr. Esselstyn it is very encouraging with a lot of good information.
On the bright side the recovery has been spectacular. Every day I could feel and see improvement doing cardiac rehab. 6 1/2 weeks later I'm back to running the same pace as before the heart attack and did a 5K last weekend!
You have the chance to reverse plaque without the aid of a stent, take it.
I'm making sure I don't clog this one up or ever need another.
(edit: I think the hospital was impressed with my rehab also, they just notified me that they was to do a newspaper article about the rehab.)