Comments on “Cardiovascular crisis? Only 1 in 5 Americans has excellent heart health”

  1. donald says:
    06/29/2022 at 7:50 AM

    where or how may i take the test?

    1. Alan Straka says:
      06/29/2022 at 12:43 PM
      click on My Heart Score

      It would have been helpful if this had been in the article.

    2. Paul A Willigan says:
      06/29/2022 at 6:14 PM

      its a bunch of nonsense. I am a 54 year old caucasion male at proper weight and have very high cholesterol so I would score poorly based on these parameters. However, I exercise every day and my diet is low in carbs and very high in fat. My blood pressure is very low and my resting heart rate is 50 bpm. My PCP recommended statins and other cholesterol drugs but first I decided to take a coronary calcium scan which tests for actual heart disease.

      The coronary calcium scan test results show that I have zero arterial blockage. My PCP said that at my age 20-30% blockage would not be uncommon so zero blockage means I have zero heart disease.

      The low fat dietary recommendations for the last 50+ years are exactly backwards. We should all be exercising daily and eating a hi-fat and low carb diet. My diet makes it easy to keep a healthy weight and I have zero chance of getting diabetes.


  2. Only Human says:
    06/29/2022 at 9:07 AM

    So failing hearts are due to poor heart health and not something else?

  3. Kate says:
    06/29/2022 at 9:10 AM

    Lies, just need to start the cover up from the shots. You need an escape a scapegoat for the killer shots, so you all are starting the propaganda lie that people just have bad hearts, because you can see that SUDDENLY people are dying and you know exactly why. Your not going to get away with it, no of you will escape prosecution and the consequences of what you have done.

    1. T.Ferguson says:
      06/29/2022 at 5:58 PM

      HAHAHAHAHAHA… all aboard the crazy train

    2. steven summers says:
      06/29/2022 at 6:22 PM

      Covid shots? You’re out of your mind.

  4. gasstationwithoutpumps says:
    06/29/2022 at 11:02 AM

  5. Alicia Jane Ryder says:
    06/29/2022 at 11:06 AM

    Cardiologists are way too quick to pass judgement over peoples hearts. In their fervor to put stents into every heart they can the overdiagnoses people. They make $17K for 20 minutes work. I was sent to a cardiology department after elective surgery because the anesthesiologist pumped 5 liters too much fluid into me during surgery. Instead of just treating me for hypervolemia (too much fluid) an overzealous cardiologist decided to send me to have an angiogram. It was way too soon after surgery and according to the NIH could have killed me after the 11 hour surgery. They found no blockage at all. I know this because I wouldn’t let them put me back under so soon after surgery since I was drowning with so much fluid in my lungs. I was awake through the procedure and the cardiologist and technician and I all saw no blockage. the next day another cardiologist came into my room and told me he was going to give me a stent and put me on Plavix for life. I told him to “Get out of my room” and called for a hospital administrator. I am very aware of the problems caused by overdiagnosis and over treatment for non existent problems. I later had the test results verified by an independent set of doctors. Who said what I already knew. There was no blockage. Be careful before you agree to an invasive procedure. A stent can’t be removed except through open heart surgery and it irritates the heart till you die. Plavix is used to keep cholesterol from building up around it since it causes a problem (like a grain of sand inside a pearl) that wasn’t existing before. I am totally fine as is my heart. I bicycle every day and don’t take anything for heart problems since I don’t have any. Use your brain and get a second opinion before you agree to anything that can’t be reversed.

  6. Joe says:
    06/29/2022 at 11:24 AM

    American are sick due to lack of affordably healthcare/ free healthcare.

    1. Jay Cohen says:
      06/29/2022 at 11:40 AM

      how about overeating, lack of exercising, and basically not caring about their quality of health.

    2. Joel says:
      06/29/2022 at 11:58 AM

      Yeah that’s it. Free heathcare that will solve everything. Maybe getting off our collective fat asses and stop eating fast food would be a start not the stupid federal government running our health care.

    3. Hobbit says:
      06/29/2022 at 12:08 PM

      Cardio exercise is free. Just exit your front door and run!

      1. Sas says:
        06/30/2022 at 2:53 AM

        Well…not everyone can do that. I speak as an almost blind, handicapped senior citizen with diabetic neuropathy who must use a walker.

    4. John says:
      06/29/2022 at 12:20 PM

      We are sick because of poor diet and lack of exercise. Healthcare is primarily focused on treating people after or as they become sick as a result of poor lifestyle choices. Your health is your responsibility.

    5. R says:
      06/29/2022 at 12:20 PM

      …and poor lifestyle choices. Healthcare has little to nothing to do with our horrific American diet/lack of exercise.

  7. Tom Dockery says:
    06/29/2022 at 11:32 AM

    High schools need to open up their tracks for public use.Not everyone is an Adam Lanza or Sal Ramos.

  8. Larry Finley says:
    06/29/2022 at 11:38 AM

    “Only 1 in 5 Americans has excellent heart health”…since taking the COVID vaccines.

  9. John Fro says:
    06/29/2022 at 11:48 AM

    Unfortunately, the test criteria are not proven to be objectively selected and could have been selected to skew the results a priori, even if without malice or direct intention. Nor is there a correlation with health outcomes and longevity. That is, these are things that would be known to give low scores to Americans, thus skewing the overall results, rather than things that would be neutral or positive. And how do Americans compare to other countries in this study?

  10. John says:
    06/29/2022 at 12:17 PM

    I would like to see the parameters of the test. I have no doubt that the actual heart heart of the US population is poor, but are they basing their results on outdated biomarkers?
    Was it a a basic lipd profile or was it an NMR or something similar? Did the base a poor result solely off of a high LDL count or did they also take into account triglyceride to HDL ratio and small LDL particle count?
    Did they check insulin resistance?
    Did they count a diet high in glucose as a marker of poor heart health?
    Did they automatically assume that a diet high in saturated fat as poor heat health?
    I have just those question right off the top of my head.

  11. Stephen says:
    06/29/2022 at 12:40 PM

    In related news, the American Bubblegum Association released the results of their survey of jaw strength. Based on their newly developed guidelines for ideal jaw musculature, it would appear that many Americans are woefully lacking in this crucial area.

    Said a representative, “cud-chewing ability is closely related to overall aging, and drops off markedly after the teen years”. It remains to be seen if a daily regimen of Bazooka Joe in adults could remedy this outcome.

    Based on their findings, the ABA will work closely with local government agencies to establish compulsory programs in the areas remedial bubble-blowing and mustache hygiene.

    This report has been brought to you by MDS Weekly, your best source for marketing disguised as science.

  12. R says:
    06/29/2022 at 2:30 PM

    Lost me on the assessment with the use of BMI as a wellness parameter. It is greatly flawed and should only be used in conjunction with the “eyeball test”. I’m in no way “overweight” I lift weights so have more muscle than an average person…MUCH less fat.

  13. Peter Benson says:
    06/29/2022 at 5:52 PM

    working out + eating right isnt hard – gym memberships are $30-50/month and buying fruits + veggies instead of snacks + frozen food is common sense. laziness, lack of discipline + motivation are the primary causes. clot shots might be something on the horizon as well.


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