Thursday, April 29, 2010

This Machine Could Save Your Life!

This post has nothing to do with art, interiors, or anything pretty, but if it can help anyone....

Have you ever known a relatively young, physically fit person to die of a heart attack? I have. I've known too many people in their 40's who seem healthy to die suddenly of a heart attack.
As most of you know, heart disease is the number one cause of death in women. I'm kind of a "nip things in the bud" kinda person, so I wanted to asses my own risk of a heart attack. Since I'm turning 40 in a few months, I decided to go get a calcium heart scan. This is a non-invasive test that shows the amount of calcified plaque in the heart, a process that begins when we are children. It is not covered by insurance. But it is so worth it.
My risks? It turns out they are low at this point. Relief for my family!

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