Some people who live the perfect, heart healthy lifestyle still end up having heart attacks. It is not that healthy lifestyles don't work; those people are exceptions to the rule. Medicine is far from an exact science, but physicians and researchers are learned more and more about heart disease, how to detect it, and how to treat it. All in all, science is allowing more and more people to live beyond heart disease problems.
The solutions for heart disease are never "one size fits all." Everyone is different, and everyone requires a personalized plan to combat and avoid heart disease. Research is showing more and more risk factors that lead to heart disease, and more and more problems that tend to coincide with heart disease. Dr. Montevecchi from OSF Cardiovascular is on the front lines of the fight against heart disease, and has first-hand knowledge of the latest research and testing options available. He joins the Pulse podcast for an in-depth discussion of heart disease, what leads to it, and how you can detect and redirect problems early.