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Mythbuster Monday

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Myth: I am too young to worry about heart disease.

False.

"Coronary Atherosclerosis which is the process of the thickening and hardening of the vessels that supply blood to your heart is what eventually leads to a heart attack we know that in certain individuals this can start as early as the teenage years although it takes several decades to develop into something that can cause a heart attack," explains Carilion Clinic Cardiologist, Dr. Matthew Schumaecker.

Next week we will have more information about cholesterol screenings and the best age for men and women to begin those screenings.

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