MYTH # 12:

"You've got to die from something. Might as well go quick!"

 
 

 THE FACTS

Well, the first part of the statement is true, and the second may be a reasonable conclusion as well. Heart disease enjoys a well-deserved reputation as a stalker who may strike suddenly. The myth however, is that it always causes a sudden demise. Unfortunately, it may just as likely cause disability from recurrent chest pain, heart failure, or strokes, and you don't get to choose!

 

  CONCLUSION

To avoid sudden death, as well as a more prolonged and uncomfortable illness, follow the suggestions in the other 11 myths!

                ęCOPY;1997 HeartPoint   Updated December 1998.

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