I close my eyes and I'm back in early February 2002. Shortly before I had received a fax from my Dad in which he mentioned he had been experiencing periodic hot flashes and sweats. Based on this, his physician had run a blood test and confidently proclaimed that everything on the test looked good. Of course, it was not unusual that my father would complain of fatigue, various aches, pains and other physical discomforts. After all, he was a 77 year old man who had gone through two coronary bypass operations, was on the usual list of cardiac medications (statins, blood pressure medications, blood thinners, etc.) and was living a lifestyle that was very routine with the exception of an occasional walk on a treadmill and a few of the standard fare CVD supplements that I would recommend.
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