Dr. Scherwitz explains how a woman can prevent a heart attack if she already has coronary artery disease.
There are five triggers that we used to call them, Dr. Meyer Friedman used to call five triggers to preventing a second heart attack. First is a very extreme burst of exercise, one high-fat meal, high altitude, prolonged aggravation irritation, and prolonged cold, and what’s the greatest risk is when you start combining these. Having a high fat meal at high altitude, an argument with your spouse and a burst of exercise. So you want to, if you have one of those triggers you want to be careful not to have more than one or to reduce them according to the level of risk that a woman has.
About Dr. Scherwitz, Ph.D.:
Larry W. Scherwitz, PhD, is a leader in the field of behavioral medicine research with 25 years experience in developing and testing approaches to managing chronic disease with lifestyle changes. Dr. Scherwitz has been on the faculty of various medical institutions including Baylor College of Medicine, University of California at San Francisco, California Pacific Medical Center, and the Preventive Medicine Research Institute. He worked at the research director with Dr. Dean Ornish to demonstrate that it is possible to reverse coronary heart disease with lifestyle changes including diet, exercise, stress management and social support. Dr. Scherwitz’ is often a keynote speaker at conferences and has published his research discoveries in an array of prestigious medical journals, including the Journal of the American Medical Association, The Lancet, and Psychosomatic Medicine. Presently, Larry and his wife Deborah Kesten, MPH have a coaching practice to help clients lose weight as well as prevent, halt, and reverse heart disease. Larry also consults with clients to help them design studies to evaluate the efficacy of complementary and alternative practices.