Guest: Joel Kahn, M.D.
So … I’ve been sitting here for an hour trying to write this post in a way that doesn’t scare people.
I mean, after the mass hysteria over last week’s Gluten Lie email/post/podcast, I realize that words can be grossly misinterpreted despite my very best efforts to be perfectly clear.
Thus my hesitation to remind you of the startling statistics about heart disease, this week’s topic of discussion with heart attack prevention specialist Dr. Joel Kahn.
According to Dr. Kahn, standard medical tests simply aren’t enough when it comes to detecting heart disease and predicting heart attack risk.
In fact, using standard risk factors like cholesterol and blood pressure, at least 25% of people with heart artery disease are completely missed.
What’s more, while pushing for preventive tests like colonoscopies and mammograms, doctors are running electrocardiograms in less than 10% of medical exams!