Heart Disease: What Are the Medical Costs?
Preventing and Treating Heart Disease continued...
Of course, many of us have seen -- and ignored -- the suggestions for heart disease lifestyle changes before. Yet they really can make a difference. Heidenreich estimates that if everyone made some sensible lifestyle changes, the number of heart attacks in the U.S. would drop by 63% in the next 30 years.
To protect your health -- and protect your finances -- making changes to how you live can be a good idea. That monthly fee for a gym membership might seem a little pricey for your budget. But compared to the $1 million that a lifetime of treatment for coronary artery disease could cost, it's a good deal.