Top Preventative Cardiologist on High Achievement People and Heart Attacks
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Dr. Arthur Agatston is the world's leading preventative cardiologist. Creator of the Agatston Score, which measures heart attack risk by analyzing calcification of arteries. He is also the author of the bestselling South Beach Diet books. Here he discusses what he has observed looking at thousands of scanned images and patients over four decades, particularly about the relationship between career-building and heart disease among high-achievement entrepreneurs and executives. He also deals with how that heightened risk can be reversed and what the most up-to-date science shows about what really causes heart attacks. He outlines how to spot risk early and vastly decrease the risk of heart attacks occurring later.


0:00 – Intro
1:20 – Stress and weight gain
9:17 – Entrepreneurs vs. groupthink
15:10 – The scientific consensus is behind the times
22:30 – Visceral fat hiding obesity
28:35 – Observation instead of clinical trial
35:21 – New development in calcium scans
42:11 – The problem with opening obstructions
49:51 – Why the calcium scan is essential
52:31 – The aerobic myth

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