After suffering a massive heart attack in November, former NFL coach Mike Ditka told The Athletic, “You always think it’s not going to happen to me until it happens to me.” Ditka, who reportedly also had a heart attack in 1988 while the coach of the Chicago Bears and a mild stroke while playing cards in 2012, added, “And there is nothing you can do about it because it just kicks your butt
Ditka joins a long list of celebrities affected by cardiovascular disease (CVD), which has recently claimed the lives of Penny Marshall, Carrie Fisher, Debbie Reynolds, Alan Thicke,
Zsa Zsa Gabor, George Michael and Gary Shandling. Also called “heart disease” or “arterial disease,” CVD kills 2,300 Americans each day — one every 38 seconds. Yet these tragedies don’t have to happen. Please join us in the fight against this stealthy assassin by reading and sharing this important message: Arterial disease can be detected, halted and even reversed with the proper diagnosis and treatment!