Originally Posted by braumeister
Wow! Those two statements made a real disconnect in my mind.
It seems obvious to me that he didn't have a healthy heart.
My guess is that when he claimed to be healthy, he meant "as healthy as possible, given the condition he was in."
He had one baloon procedure 15 years earlier... the othe was done by someone that wanted to make money.... there was nothing wrong with him on that... I never got the story on why they put in a pacemaker...
No, his cardiologist had said that all his test came back great... that he wished all his patients had his kind of results... that is why it was such a shocker to all of us...
PS... I told him many times he would not live to 100 with the heart he had... but he did live to 70 which is not bad...
Originally Posted by MasterBlaster
You go to a cardiologist, he says you need a heart operation. Hmmm ?
If someone's holding a hammer, then everything looks like a nail to get hit !
I just wonder though if they left him alone ( ie. no baloon procedure etc) would he haved lived longer.
See above... probably not... I think if he had not been to the docs and gotten his first baloon procedure he would have died many years earlier... he got 'religion' after that and kept track of his HDL/LDL etc. etc...
All I was pointing out was a clean bill of health from the docs does not mean something might not happen soon thereafter....