Myths about Heart Disease

  We have learned a great deal about what causes heart attacks and how to prevent them over the past decade. It’s time to start thinking and set the record straight of this as a disease that doesn’t spare children and woman. But there's a chance you might have misconceptions about the risk factors for heart disease, or heart disease itself unless you follow medical news closely. We need to separate fact from fiction so that together, your health is non-negotiable; we can stop this killer for all and once.

  • Heart disease is for men, and cancer is the real threat for women
  • Heart disease is for old people
  • Heart disease doesn’t affect women who are fit
  • I don’t have any symptoms
  • Heart disease runs in my family, so there’s nothing I can do about it
  • Diabetes won't cause heart disease if you take diabetes medication.
  • You can lower your risk of heart disease with vitamins and supplements.
  • If you have smoked for years, you can't reduce your risk of heart disease by quitting.
  • A small heart attack is no big deal.
  • Angioplasty and stenting or bypass surgery "fix" your heart.