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    After this week-end, we saw a relatively healthy, only slightly overweight, non-smoker, 58 year old, and all around good guy, drop dead from a massive heart attack. Makes you wonder doesn't it. There's no way to tell when its your time, and if you're healthy do you need to do anything more? Everytime I get a twinge in my chest from now on I'll wonder...

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    Quote Originally Posted by burtandnancy View Post
    After this week-end, we saw a relatively healthy, only slightly overweight, non-smoker, 58 year old, and all around good guy, drop dead from a massive heart attack. Makes you wonder doesn't it. There's no way to tell when its your time, and if you're healthy do you need to do anything more? Everytime I get a twinge in my chest from now on I'll wonder...
    i am not 50 but 41 and thats why i say live life like today is your last day, i dont complain about gas prices, foreclosures etc, due to the fact you just dont know..by all means you need to take care of yourself also, dont sweat the little things....

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    I'm sorry WHO DIED?????????????????????
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    Always a worry and thats why see a doctor and get blood work done every 6 months. Plus try to eat somewhat healthy.
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    Do what I am doing. I went to the Doc.....had them do alll the blood work. Then chest X ray. So far so good. Today they did Echogram (or something like that). Friday they do some "nuke" test.....which I think is kinda an "endurance" test for the heart.

    I'm 57 and a smoker.

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    As someone who is involved with cardiac work daily here is a simplified review of the risk factors. I have three. Fiat dump the cigs!!

    Risk factors are;

    1) Family history-can come from either side. Dad have a heart attack at 50, I'd worry.

    2) Diabetes-men are at greater risk if waist is over 40" to develop diabetes. Exercise

    3) Smoking-Duh. Take three to five years to reverse harmful effects.

    4) Cholesterol levels- Get the LDL down and the HDL up. Exercise.

    5) Blood pressure- ideal is 120/60. 140 and above talk to your doctor.

    Take a 81mg aspirin a day and if you ever think someone is having a heart attack, have them take one regular aspirin while waiting for the paramedics, because only fools drive themselves to the hospital. Cardiologists have all kinds of tests to evaluate the function of the heart. To have a heart attack threatens your quality of life, which could keep you off the water.
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    You gots to die sometime, and gettin old don't look like much fun to me.


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    Quote Originally Posted by kilrtoy View Post
    I'm sorry WHO DIED?????????????????????
    I assume Tim Russert. News anchor on Meet the Press, etc. He seemed like a great guy I was shocked to hear the news.

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    my dad made it to 68.. 6' 350 lbs, drank (heavy), smoked like a chimney.. and then there were the episodes with drugs. my grandparents out lived him by 4 years.

    im 46 now, don't drink, smoke or do drugs.... i should make it to at least 70 even with my fat ass.

    and yes.. every time i get some sort of chest pain or even indigestion i worry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by milkmoney View Post
    i am not 50 but 41 and thats why i say live life like today is your last day, i dont complain about gas prices, foreclosures etc, due to the fact you just dont know..by all means you need to take care of yourself also, dont sweat the little things....
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    If you start getting chest pains and it starts stretching to the jaw, that is a sign that you are probably going to have a heart attact. When you feel these symptoms, take a deep breath and start coughing real hard do it once every two seconds. This will slow down the heart attack and make sure you or somebody calls for help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by burtandnancy View Post
    After this week-end, we saw a relatively healthy, only slightly overweight, non-smoker, 58 year old, and all around good guy, drop dead from a massive heart attack. Makes you wonder doesn't it. There's no way to tell when its your time, and if you're healthy do you need to do anything more? Everytime I get a twinge in my chest from now on I'll wonder...

    I would say he was more the slighty over weight. Not huge by all means but I'm sure his doctors were telling him the same thing I've been hearing.
    Drop the weight.

    I think if you are a non smoker and eat right things all fall into place. My wife has been on the health kick for a while now and of course I eat what she eats. I've been loosing and do feel all around better.

    You can exercise like Lance Armstorng but if you eat crappy food BANG!
    I put in lots of miles on a bike & I skateboard most days before work. And I never dropped weight. That is until I changed what I was eating. (still cheat at lunch)

    Now I need to work on my soda intake. I drink diet coke like it's going otta style and have been trying to switch it to just good ol water. But for some reason a glass of water just don't do the trick like a big gulp at 5:30 AM.

    I turn 46 this year and for the first time am forced to admit ..... sorry man, I just can't do it. (admit it that is)

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    Going on 46, overweight, smoke cigars, scotch on occasion, bottle of wine here and there. I live life to the fullest! And I could do better taking care of myself. However, I believe it's your time when it's your time.

    If I die tomorrow, just know that I have done just about everything one can do in a lifetime. I die a happy man!!

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