30% or greater Risk Elevations (not a full list)
Smoking (1st or 2nd hand)
Systemic Lupus Erythematosis
Elevated Resting Heart Rate
Post Breast Cancer
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Restless leg syndrome
If you don't have inflammation, you won't have a heart attack. If you have inflammation and atherosclerosis, you are at risk. The more inflammation, the more risk. It's really that simple.
FIRST IDENTIFY THE CONDITION, THEN DEVELOP A PLAN
Everything on the list raises inflammation, adds to cholesterol deposition, or both. Instead of merely characterizing possible risks, at My Personal Doc we determine underlying disease. Without the underlying condition of Atherosclerosis, things like cholesterol don't really matter - if you don't have cholesterol inside your artery wall, it's virtually impossible to have a heart attack or stroke.