Category Archives: Prevention Tips


Summit4CAD is focused on prevention.  Let’s change the way medicine is practiced by becoming better stewards of our own health.  This means being educated, informed, and willing to look at the unpleasant reality of our unhealthy lifestyle choices so we can minimize our chances of developing CAD. One of the main reasons I decided to start Summit4CAD was the frustration

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Genetics is by far the most powerful force in determining our physical characteristics. We’ve always known that eye color, hair color, skin tone, height, weight, and other unavoidable physical traits are inherited. The word “TRAIT” is defined as a genetically determined characteristic. What we’re also learning with breakthrough after breakthrough in arena of genetic science is that the genes we

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Understanding 4 sets of very important numbers is key in knowing your immediate and long-term risk for Coronary Artery Disease. Once you understand what these number sets represent and how your individual numbers compare to the set standards for each, you’ll have a much better picture of where your heart and vascular health stand. Cholesterol plays a major role in

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Heart Attack Myth #3 – Heart Attacks Are No Big Deal Anymore Because Most People Survive Them.

Recent high-profile heart attack success stories such as Writer/Director Kevin Smith’s (@ThatKevinSmith) survival of a STEMI LAD heart attack (Widowmaker) and several recent studies showing that a greater percentage of heart attack victims are surviving due to advances in treatment; does not lessen the significance of experiencing a heart attack. MYTH – I had a minor heart attack. TRUTH –

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Cycling 20 Minutes Each Day Can Reduce Your Risk of CAD and Cancer by 50%

The World Health Organization (WHO) has established minimum guidelines for exercise which has been shown to reduce your risk for heart disease and cancer. These guidelines state that adults aged 18–64 should do at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic physical activity throughout the week or do at least 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity aerobic physical activity throughout the week or

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