Heart Attack and Stroke – A Few AHA Statistics to Think About
I’ll zip through these just to make sure.
I don’t want you to come to a weekend and not hear the statistics. How often
do somebody have a heart attack in the U.S. every 34 seconds. What
portion of them died immediately, a half of them. So somebody’s dying every minute.
And so half of those folks find out they’re having a heart attack by dying. Women. 1 in 3 women die of
heart attack for every 1 in 30 that dies of breast cancer. And many of us have
been touched by breast cancer in our family. This is not to denigrate breast
cancer. This is to make the point that heart attacks among women tend to be
ignored. Strokes – every four minutes, someone dies from a stroke, and the guys
that survive a stroke often wish they had not. Stroke is the number one cause
of permanent disability in the world or in this country and rapidly becoming in
the world. So back to “The Hero’s Story,” there’s a lot of realities in our
culture about aging and heart attack and stroke and death, and I’m just putting
some up there that I think are true. Some of them I’m not so sure are true. So I
think that’s as we each go through our hero’s journey, we need to start looking
at some of those and saying which ones are and which ones aren’t. Death is
inevitable. I still think it is. It will get you. It will get your loved ones. It
happens in your 60s or 70s. No. Aging is inevitable. Depends on how
you define it. Disability is inevitable. Absolutely not. You lose your sight, your
hearing, your sex life or your ability to walk run. No, you
shouldn’t do that. That’s not… that should not be your expectation. You spend your
time caring for a disabled family member. So again, it’s your journey. You need to
think about where you’re going with it. And just one more quick criticism.
This is obviously not the way to get there. Without prevention, you’re not
gonna be where you need to be. So what’s important in terms of prevention? This is
probably… actually this is inaccurate. I tried to get the size to fit the
importance. This is actually too small. You are far more important than your
doctor, and you know that I think almost everybody in here knows that you’re far
more important. But we left out somebody – your family members – and it’s always a
good thing when I see a patient if the spouse joins. Why is that? Teamwork. How can you change your eating
habits if your spouse doesn’t. Yeah, really. How about you… how can you
change your sleep habits if your spouse doesn’t? If you don’t know this already,
take it from me. You don’t want to suffer a heart attack or a stroke. You don’t
want to hope for treatment after these have already happened.
Heart attacks – the number one cause of death still. And stroke is the number one
cause of permanent disability. And when we talk about that, we forget about the
fact that it causes so much agony for your family. So why wait for a heart
attack and stroke to happen when the knowledge and tools are there and
they’re available? If you’re worried about the cost of tests, the
consultations…. the cost of that, it shouldn’t have to cost that much
Taking first steps for your health should not be that expensive. My name is
Ford Brewer. I’m a board-certified preventive medicine doctor. I used to
teach this at Johns Hopkins. I’ve taught hundreds of doctors in prevention. I’ve
helped thousands of people avoid death and disability from heart attack and
stroke. With the success of the Kentucky event this past November,
we’re motivated to spread the good news about heart attack & stroke prevention.
Join us on February 28th in Orlando Florida for another heart attack and
stroke prevention conference. For only $740, this is an
excellent opportunity to have your CIMT and know the actual risk for
cardiovascular health. Learn about plaque, inflammation, insulin resistance and
taking charge of your health in ways that you may not know. And that’s not all.
Sign up for the full package, you’ll have more. Not only the necessary lab tests
but I will be your doc and Janice will be your lifestyle coach in moving forward and
getting control of your health and preventing that heart attack or stroke.
Believe me – heart attacks and strokes are options. So register now and know your
status before it’s too late. See you in Orlando.