- The surgeon also wanted assurance that my heart was in good enough shape for this major surgery, and I said I knew it was, but took advantage of the opportunity while hospitalized to have cardiologists find out. Results are in, http://www.vitamincfoundation.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=13830&p=52083#p52101 and the same cardiologist who saw me in 2011 when my pericardium was filling with fluid (which turned out to be caused by adrenal insufficiency -- low cortisol!) told me that my heart condition is nearly PERFECT. Readings normal and no indication of future heart attack, no fluids, no blockages, etc. etc etc. ( )
Obviously this is good news on several fronts. (Thank you again Linus Pauling! Wherever you are.) For those unfamiliar with my family history, my father, the youngest of of many siblings, died of a heart attack at age 68. If my memory serves, he lived the longest out of all his siblings, but ALL his brothers and sisters died young of a heart attack.