Opioid use has been found to exert numerous damaging effects on the heart. Below are the real facts that you need to know about opiate pain killers and heart attack risk.
You may be surprised that fitness is no guarantee of heart health and that arteries in your heart are in good shape. For instance, in recent years, I had an extremely fit patient come to see me for a stress test. At that time, he was training for an endurance event and by all accounts, he was in fantastic shape. Several years earlier we had scanned his heart and we found that he had a build-up of cholesterol in his arteries for which he was already receiving therapy.
Staying Healthy Today - The Value of Coronary Calcium Testing and CT Angiography – An Interview with Cardiologist Dr. Warrick Bishop
KOB-TV New Mexico - Casey sits down with Dr. Warrick Bishop Author of "Know Your Real Risk of Heart Attack"