Four Important Facts About Your Heart

Heart experts hope we all understand some important facts about heart disease. CNN has just summarized the important findings from a recent meeting of the American Heart Association.
1l. Don’t rely on multivitamins to protect your heart. They don’t work to prevent heart attacks or strokes.
2. Risk factors for heart disease can occur at any age. High blood pressure, untreated, can cause a bushel-full of serious health problems.
3. Look in a mirror. People who have 3 or 4 of these signs are at increased risk of heart attack:
–receding hairline
–balding at the crown of the head
–fatty deposits around the eyelid
–creases in the earlobes.
Believe it or not, people who have 3 or 4 of these signs have a much greater risk of heart disease and should be aggressively followed by their doctor
4. Heart disease affects your bank account. In addition to medical expenses, lost work and disability from heart disease can have a significant effect on a patient.