What are the telltale signs of heart disease?

TV Personality Bob Harper discusses some of the signs and symptoms he endured from surviving a heart attack himself.
4:57 | 02/25/21

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Prescription for how your heart and use. I'm Dr. gen Ashton as you've just heard heart disease is the rampaging number one killer in America. Causing an astonishing one in every Ford death in this country. And Kobe in nineteen into the mix and the urgency of heart health awareness amplifies. Whether you'll or someone you love is at risk. Every one should familiarize themselves rate now with this crucial and potentially life saving and co. On just how heart disease is most often detected how it's treated and how'd those you love can avoid becoming another statistic. And. Never ever what are my doctors said to me give you couldn't talk to your heart right now what would Jesus say. And and the first thing I said woods who why did you get up on me. I was basically a walking time bomb that night it was just a matter of when the bomb was going to go off. I didn't realize that I had this silent killer and me I was gonna be economy basket with a six pack. I heart disease the nation's number one killer claims one life. At 336. Seconds nearly half of Americans have a heart disease risk factors. The beautiful thing about heart disease whether you have. Some of these nearly the uniqueness factor is that 90% of heart disease is completely preventable. Bottom line for the public it is. Know your risk factors doctors nationwide are concerned about heart disease seen in patients presenting with one out of three different race categories. Typical risk. Invisible rest and a new risk from cold it. They said if it wasn't the heart attack it was going to kill me that night dependent diabetes my blood sugar was 580. Kristin is it typical risk patient someone with an underlying medical condition it increases their chance of developing heart disease. The top five risk factors for heart disease are high blood pressure so what is my blood pressure number. And I a diabetic. What is my cholesterol. Obviously. No one should be smoking. And then your family history. I died twice on the table. They had to do manual CPR twice and shock me fifteen times they call the clergy. Person forming. And I just tell their hand. And it just older islander. It really wasn't until. About nine days later when they took the integration tubes out that I understood fully what had happened. Invisible risk patients have no underlying conditions but risk factors hide in their DNA. Health and fitness expert Bob harper was one of these patients. All. Viewing Yeltsin as the biggest losers and longtime trainer turned post. I was in my gym working out in the next thing I knew I was waking up in a hospital. Two days later being told not only did I have a heart attack. But dragged on into cardiac arrest. And it was the quick thinking of the people in that GM to call time on one hand there happen. To be a doctor in the gym that day. I was in Paris. I thought how did. This happened to me. Eager to programming you George Garrett has a new risk that doctors are monitoring. One fueled by cold at nineteen there are some patients who have cold it. And they get what we called bio card guided switches inflammation of the heart muscle. It is a very small subset of the cold it population. But it does happen. I've never had any history of heart conditions prior to that's been of an active infection. My wife was able to visit me and that's the day the age of regulation began. One of the darkest moments of my life was when they took him to shock his heart. I was scared I would never see him again. But doctors say there is hope and it's all about understanding. Your risk. I'm doing the best I can to move my life forward. I still coached football still coaching tracked Al more than likely tell my players that pay close attention to her body and listen to it. You can't wait until you're in your thirties to start. Caring about what happens to your heart if you feel off. Don't ignore it go get checked. I am so lucky to be sitting here in my house right now and I realize that our lives. Can just go. In a second. So as you've just seen is so important to recognize that you or someone you love. May still be at risk even with out any of those tell tell risk factors.

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