“While I have had no history of heart problems, I come from a bad gene pool.
“I found myself a little hesitant to begin the testing: Could this be the end of my peaceful ignorance? Am I about to find out I have major heart problems and my life as I know it will be over? Kind of scary, but I also knew this was the right thing to do.
“Fortunately, and somewhat to my surprise, my tests turned out OK in my opinion. I have some issues, but they are issues that I can readily do something about. Nobody ever told me this stuff before!
“Now, instead of hoping that things would turn out OK, I have a new awareness about what is actually going on in my body and what to do about it. Now I know where I stand and I have a good shot at preventing and even reversing the damage.”