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Celebrities with Heart Disease & Precautions to Take at Any Age

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1 in 4 deaths in the US are directly correlated to heart disease. As one of the most common diseases, no one is immune to this disease, including celebrities. Check out a few celebrities who have heart disease and read the full list by clicking here

Barbara Walters
Barbara Walters, one of our favorite TV personality, had a faulty heart valve & underwent an aortic valve replacement in 2010.

Bill Clinton
Former president BIll Clinton had two stents inserted into a coronary artery.

 

Miley Cyrus
The former Disney star has tachycardia, a condition that causes her heart to beat quicker than normal.

Alex Trebek
Alex Trebek, Jeopardy host, suffered from a heart attack in 2007.

So what can you do? Recognize that taking care of your heart health is a job for any age. We love these easy steps from the American Heart Association on how to take care of your heart in every decade.

In your 20’s

  • Know your blood pressure and cholesterol levels
  • Check your family history
  • Drink alcohol in moderation – that means one drink for women, two drinks for men
  • Choose birth control wisely

In your 30’s

  • Manage your stress with techniques such as exercise or breathing regimens
  • Make your health a priority, despite the commitment of a family and career

In your 40’s_DUR0153

  • Get a regular checkup including:
    • Blood pressure
    • Weight & body mass index
    • Waist circumference
    • Cholesterol
    • Heart exam
    • Fasting blood glucose

In your 50’s

  • Watch your body carefully and communicate with your doctor for any changes that occur
  • Plan your meals for the week and be sure to include fruits, veggies, whole-grains, lean meat, & low-fat dairy

In your 60’s

  • Don’t forget to be physically active- enjoy 150 minutes of moderate-intensity or 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity aerobic activities every week

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