Heart attacks are the leading cause of death in the US, yet a hundred years ago they were a rarity. Artiosclerotic heart disease is a preventable disease that is nearly always reversable by living a health lifestyle. Heart attacks are an epigenetic disease caused by an unhealthy diet, lack of exercise, insufficient sleep, being overweight, being exposed to toxins in the enviorment, and stress. Only on rare occasions are there genetic factors ectched in stone that will ineveitably lead to heart disease. Inflammation is what starts the cascade of the events that lead to plaque formation in our arteries and makes our blood sticky, and there is a lot we can do to prevent it.
Once the heart is compromised by a significant heart attack, There is a lot that caan be done in modern medicine to stabilze the angina, congestive heart failure and rythms that charactorize heart disease from progressing. These options range from drugs to high tech surgical procedures. What modern medicine fails to recognize and deal with is the importance of lifestyle and it's amazing technology. Nutition of the heart is ignored most of the time. We must remember that the disease process is directly related to a defiecneny in energy production and that it is usually possible to improve energy production through lifestyle stratigies.