Sudden-first time heart attacks claim the lives of many dads who are healthy with no apparent risk factors! if you have low cholesterol, normal blood pressure and are active and even your doctor says ‘you’re healthy”…you could suffer “The Widow Maker”. Victoria Dupuy lost her husband to a sudden heart attack, in 2013, at the age of 46.! He was healthy, active, a runner and hockey player. Victoria tells us about a simple, noninvasive test that can detect heart disease in it’s earliest and most treatable stages. It’s called a Coronary Artery Calcium Scan (CACS) and it detects calcium buildup in arteries.
IN THIS EPISODE:
What is CACS and why don’t doctors order it done?
NO MORE BROKEN HEARTS is Victoria’s organization to raise awareness of CACS
What is “The Widow Maker”?