CAD...High Blood Pressure

By celoril Latest Reply 2011-07-29 13:54:40 -0500
Started 2011-04-27 09:55:20 -0500

Hi ive just been diagnosed with CAD…very scary…anyone have any comments to help me deal with this…im 53 yrs old and scared

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Pappy03 2011-07-29 13:54:40 -0500 Report

First, you are in the right place for information. This is a great community for friends and info just like HeartHawk has told you. Its not the end of the world though, I was diagnosed with CAD 14 yrs ago at age 42 and had bypass surgery. 5 years later with PAD and surgery to replace arteries in my legs. I still hunt, fish, camp, about anything I want to do. I did give up a lot of my bad habits and now I try to eat healthier, exercise more, and listen to my doctor. As my father once told me, " If I had know that I would live this long, I would have taken better care of myself." Ain't that the truth. Good luck and never give up.

HeartHawk 2011-04-27 23:52:36 -0500 Report


I am right there with you. I remember the terrible weeks after my positive heart scan. I was afraid to do ANYTHING! The good news is you can halt and even reverse heart disease. There are many enterprising cardiologists who have developed powerful prevention and reversal programs. I know of Dr. Blanchet in Colorado and Dr. Davis in Wisconsin.

I have spoken with both and have actually worked with Dr. Davis (Track Your Plaque program). Dr. Arthur Agatson, the doc who invented the heart scan scoring system and is most famous for the South Beach Diet concurs with Blanchet and Davis. Heart attacks in their practice is almost a thing of the past.

It takes some work and a commitment to what I call Informed, Self-directed Healthcare (ISH) but the results I have personally seen are nothing short of amazing.

My advice is to do some "homework" and learn what you can. Take advantage of great info and motivational resources that yo will find right here at Heart Connect. If you have any any questions please ask. I live and breath this stuff since my diagnosis and am happy to share. I learn just by talking with others.

Here are a couple of "homework assignments" to read to get you started.

Once you take control of your health instead of relying solely on your docs and the agonizing wait between your 6-month check ups you will feel much better and will live much longer. I know I did!


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