James Gandolfini dead at 51: Beware the symptoms of heart disease

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While his age and the fact that we was overweight were risk factors, it’s unlikely that James Galndolfini died of a heart attack at the age of 51 without having experienced previous symptoms.

Dr. Richard Shlofmitz, chairman of cardiology at St. Francis Hospital, says, “We can get to your heart before the artery closes and put in a stent or do bypass surgery. But if you ignore the symptoms, such as chest pain or exertion that stops when you rest, or shortness of breath- you put yourself at risk.”

We don’t know if Gandolfini experienced symptoms prior to his heart attack, but we do know there are signs and symptoms to watch out for to make sure we are keeping our hearts healthy.

New York Daily News, 6/20/13

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