Prevention Myths: Why Stress Tests Can’t Predict Your Heart Attack and Which Tests Actually Do
by Todd Eldredge
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), Heart Attacks and Strokes are the leading causes of death worldwide. Collectively they account for over 15 Million deaths each year, (more than the next three leading causes of death combined). Most of these events are completely preventable. Much of this is due to a system which encourages and rewards treatments and procedures over prevention and outcomes. The US standard of care compels physicians to identify and treat risk factors for disease rather than the diseases themselves. Consequently, Heart Attacks and Strokes account for nearly one third of the annual deaths in the US.
Nine million times each year, patients are submitted to excessive radiation and invasive procedures to “measure” their risk for Heart Attack and/or Stroke. According to recent literature, most of these invasive procedures are neither justified nor effective.
There are a few tests which can accurately predict those who will, and who will not go on to have a Heart Attack or Stroke. One such test, catches >98% of these events BEFORE they occur. Most of the time, these tests have not yet been recommended to patients by their primary care physician.
This book addresses these concerns and the #1 GAP in the US healthcare system today: under-diagnosis of heart disease. This book tells you which tests could help you to prevent a Heart Attack or Stroke, in time to treat it medically and not surgically.