Originally posted by CNNA stent is a tiny tube that is inserted into a narrowed or blocked vessel to open it up and allow blood to travel through, according to CNN's chief medical correspondent Sanjay Gupta.
The heart is a strange thing. Douglas Adams exercised all the time, and dropped dead of a heart attack at the age of 49 (while exercising). Dick Chaney had his first heart attack at the age of 37. By that measure Clinton is plenty old enough. I think most of the time people are ok if it's caught early enough, so we'll see.
(I'm sure several people are thinking...there goes Peter, defending Democrats again!)
He is like alot of us. He is genetically predisposed to these problems. The real bitch of diseases like cancer is that you can do absolutely everything right and drop deat at 30 or get lung cancer never being near smoke. Or you can be a chain smoker who eats fried chicken and McDonald's fries three times a day and live to be 90.
You've got to do the healthy stuff but like in many things your parents have the last word.
Originally posted by DrDirt Or you can be a chain smoker who eats fried chicken and McDonald's fries three times a day and live to be 90.
That summed up my dad's mother (with a glass of buttermilk a day) and she lived to about one month shy of her 100th birthday. All the people on my dad's side who didn't die of accidents, lived very long lives (70+) while my mother's side, most died before their 70th.
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