“Even if you’ve had a lifetime of bad habits, if you don’t have manifestations of severe heart disease,“ he says, “If you’re not having the chest pain, the blockage, the heart failure, the arrhythmias, it’s definitely never too late to make those lifestyle changes. You really, really, REALLY have an opportunity to get healthy at any age at any point in life.”
And for those with established heart disease, it’s critically important to keep necessary care appointments with your medical team to stay on top of your condition, especially during a pandemic.
KYW’s Rasa Kaye talks with Ketan Gala, MD, cardiologist about how medical practices have responded to keep patients safe for routine non-COVID 19 visits, the effects of emotional and psychological stress on the heart, and how to specifically strengthen the cardiovascular system to resist disease.
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