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What is Causing Heart Attacks?

Author Pinpoints Culprits Beyond Cholesterol

The confusion about what causes heart attacks inspired author, researcher, and lecturer Christian Wilde to devote five years to researching other factors besides cholesterol (including inflammatory factors) that are putting many of us at greater risk. The result is his new book Hidden Causes of Heart Attack and Stroke, and the information may save your life.

Each year, 1,100,000 people will experience a heart attack, and 370,000 will die as a result. Most alarming is the fact that 250,000 will not survive one hour after their attack. Whether we realize it or not says Wilde, heart disease will affect every one of us, directly or indirectly--through our parents, grandparents, other family members, or friends.

Heart disease is the number one killer of Americans and, in order to minimize your overall risk, you must evaluate and control many other factors besides cholesterol. The good news, according to Wilde, is that once these hidden factors are detected, they can mostly be mediated against by natural means.

You need to be involved with your own familys healthcare, Wilde emphasizes . . . If you assume you can take a backseat role by simply believing the doctor is aware of all the latest breakthrough information, Wilde warns, you may be at great risk. Much of the information in Hidden Causes of Heart Attack and Stroke will not be routinely applied in doctors offices for several years, as the research community is often fifteen-twenty years ahead of practicing offices. Wilde asks, Can you or I--or our families--afford to wait?

As Wilde points out, 80% of the blood tests used to identify the vital risk factors outlined in the book are not routinely ordered at the doctors office. Wilde concludes that we must prepare ourselves to intelligently discuss our families cardiovascular care with our doctors.

Hidden Causes of Heart Attack and Stroke has drawn endorsements from some of the most respected medical leaders in cardiology. The Foreword was written by Karol Watson, M.D., Ph.D., the codirector of preventive cardiology and director of lipid and hypertension management at UCLA. Former professor of medicine at the Mayo Clinic John Rumberger, Ph.D., M.D., FACC has commented . . . Not until this book has there been a resource for the patient, as the subject is vast and complicated. Michael Miller, director of preventive cardiology, University of Maryland, offered this evaluation of Wildes book: A must read for anyone who wants to help themselves or their loved ones avoid a heart attack or stroke.

Hidden Causes of Heart Attack and Stroke will change the way the public looks at heart and brain diseases. It outlines in detail, multiple strategies to detect, treat and prevent heart attacks and stroke. . . . in very clear terms, Christian Wilde opens our eyes to the hidden factors that lead to these most important diseases. It should be read by anyone over 30.

--Dr. Mark Bell, M.D., FACEP; director of emergency services, Chino Valley Medical Center

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