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Unlike death and taxes, cardiovascular disease may be avoided

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November 7, 2012
  • By Holly Strawbridge, Former Editor, Harvard Health

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Holly Strawbridge, Former Editor, Harvard Health

Holly Strawbridge was the executive editor of the Harvard Heart Letter from May 2012 to June 2013. See Full Bio
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Comments

nakliyat
January 2, 2013

It’s good that you provided a table for CVD estimate, its paints a clear picture of the possibilities as we age. This is a helpful article and a reminder at that on what we need to do if we want to live longer.

koonka meer
December 28, 2012

Exactly, Unlike death and taxes,we could avoid cardiovascular disease

Edilberto Durano
December 26, 2012

It’s good that you provided a table for CVD estimate, its paints a clear picture of the possibilities as we age. This is a helpful article and a reminder at that on what we need to do if we want to live longer.
Ed

Virginia Sparrow
December 13, 2012

This article tells us that we need to avoid the cardiovascular disease in order for us to live long well. Daily exercise may helps for us to prevent it. Thank’s for sharing it.

Raza Dossa
November 9, 2012

I am now 84 yrs old and in tolerably good health. I hv been excersizing from the age of 14 and continued to do so
until January 2012 I had a hear attack coupled with Pneumonia and was laid up in bed for 2 months with high
potency antibiotics and cortizone injected thru IV with day and night nurse. I am 5-7″ and weighed 148 lbs but
stil got an heart attack. The Echo Cardiogram showed that
my heart was working at 15/20% of its capacity.I am still
under the care of 2 specialists 1)Cardiologist 2)Pulmonologist and am taking 8 types of tablets everyday
and 0.50 tablet of Zanax at night to get sleep.
So u can see all the prevention,exercise and good food does not help as ultimately age takes its toll

satrio
November 8, 2012

Sometimes everything can be done well if we have a good situation as well, but sometimes the opposite. I think everything should be done without any coercion, so plan when you are old.

svorio metimas
November 8, 2012

I like the title! Totally agree cardiovascular disease can be avoided just like many other diseases. However, most of us forget that we can avoid it if prevention was the case.

faa drug testing consortium
November 8, 2012

Exactly, Unlike death and taxes,we could avoid cardiovascular disease and we should take care of our health for good health.

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