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How to Prevent a Heart Attack With Dr. Michael Twyman

heart disease weight loss weight loss mindset Oct 13, 2021


Note: Reshape Physical Therapy and Wellness evolved into Weight Loss for Health, and finally Zivli. How to Lose Weight After 50 was our first course that eventually grew into Zivli. Some old blog posts or resources mentioned in this episode may have been removed. 

Watch this video to learn how to prevent a heart attack. Cardiologist, Dr. Michael Twyman, will review the best tests for heart disease to help you know if your heart is healthy.

Knowing these early signs of heart disease can help you determine which lifestyle changes will be the most effective to reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease, including coronary artery disease, strokes, heart attacks, and heart disease.


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Highlights From This Episode

[0:00] Topic Intro

[3:22] Worst pieces of advice for heart disease prevention and treatment.

[5:11] What are the signs of an unhealthy heart.

[8:36] Less known/uncommon symptoms of heart disease.

[9:50] Explain how endothelial dysfunction is related to erectile dysfunction.

[10:57] The first sign of cardiovascular disease.

[12:15] Why a woman’s risk for cardiovascular disease increases after menopause.

[15:20] The best tests to determine the risk of heart disease.

[15:34] Why a cardiac stress tests isn't the most effective test to prevent heart disease.

[15:40] Test #1: EndoPAT test for endothelial dysfunction.

[17:26] Test #2: Carotid intima-media thickness test (CIMT) to evaluate for soft plaque in the carotid artery and see your vascular age.

[18:55] Test #3: CT Coronary Calcium Score: The CT Coronary Calcium Score evaluates for hard plaque in the coronary arteries and is one of the best tests at looking at risk of event.

[21:00] Best ways to measure blood pressure and ideal levels.

[24:53] The truth about cholesterol and heart disease.

[32:47] The 4 pillars for optimal heart health.

[35:37] Exercise recommendations to improve heart health.

[43:40] Photobiomodulation and optimizing light for better mitochondrial health and sleep.

[55:20] Best foods for heart disease prevention.


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Resources From This Episode

>> Join Zivli

 >> Freebie: Weight Loss Mindset Audio Training

>> Freebie: The Ultimate Food Guide

>> Track Your Macros Free Video Series

>> Dr. Michael Twyman's Website