By the head of the Open Heart ICU at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital - an incredibly persuasive and revolutionary approach for lowering the risks of heart disease - this plan links high cholesterol and Chlamydia as risk factors and lays out a program to combat both.
This book offers a recipe for preventing coronary heart disease and extending a life by as much as twenty to thirty years. It includes a three-pronged recipe: First, lower your cholesterol to levels we've never before imagined. This will be achieved through the use of a class of drugs known as statins, which can pound the body's serum lipids into submission.
Second, take aspirin - not just for its blood-thinning properties, but also to reduce inflammation in the heart. Finally, be tested for Chlamydia, a sexually transmitted disease that is not only pervasive in our society, but oddly and alarmingly prevalent among people who have heart attacks.
The book also includes an easily administered self-test, which readers can assess their own susceptibility to heart disease. With the academic community behind him, Dr Salgo will present a patient friendly program of preventative maintenance that includes not only guidelines covering diet and exercise but a blanket recommendation that adults - even young adults - embrace pharmacological assistance in pursuit of longer, healthier lives.