Men may face high lifetime risk of sudden cardiac death
One in nine men may be at higher risk of premature death due to sudden cardiac death - usually with no warning. One in 30 women may face the same risk. A new study offers the first lifetime estimates for sudden cardiac death among Americans. High blood pressure and other cardiovascular risk factors were associated with a higher lifetime risk of sudden cardiac death -- a finding which could lead to screening methods for sudden cardiac death. Ref. Source 4u.
I am at so much of a risk for a heart attack I do not even keep track anymore. IF I am meant to have one I will have one and nothing I do is going to change that *smile*.
There is no history of heart disease on either side of my family, my cholesterol is good, my blood pressure is usually around 115/60 thanks to my regular exercise regimen, I'm 5'9" tall and weigh in at 170, which is spot on for my body type and musculature, and I don't have any sugar issues, that is diabetes. I eat a healthy diet, although I do eat the occasional snack and have been known to party on occasion. Also, my father's ide of the family has extremely long-lived genes. My father lived to be 93, my grandfather lived to be 95, my grandmother lived to 90 and I have an aunt who is still rocking it at 90. On my mother's side I have an aunt who lived to 94. I think this puts me in the low risk category for heart disease or a heart attack. No, I'm more likely to die from driving too fast or the… oddities of my job then of a heart attack.
I am glad that I have a good calcium count when I get checked. I do not always eat correctly but I do eat good enough to keep most of my minerals up in my body. With all my risks towards cancer, heart disease and even a heart attack being higher due to my military experiences I am doing all I can to lower these.