Inside the Heart Disease Epidemic with Dr. Lipi Roy & Neil deGrasse Tyson

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Could we eliminate the number one cause of death? Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly go to medical school to learn about heart health, the impacts of COVID, and the cardiovascular disease epidemic with physician and founder of SITA Med, Dr. Lipi Roy.

How can we live to be 150 years old? We discuss whether eliminating the number one cause of death would extend our lifespans. Learn about the different ways the heart can get broken and steps you can take to live more heart healthy. What are marijuana and alcohol’s effects on the cardiovascular system?

We go through the top five misunderstood things about the heart. Do men and women have the same heart attack symptoms? Learn how COVID-19 affects the cardiovascular system and whether the vaccine is behind the current uptick in heart problems. Can you reverse heart conditions once they start?

What percentage of heart disease is congenital? Find out about gene therapy and the state of cardiovascular research. We also break down our approach to medicine and how we all can have better health outcomes. We get to the heart of the problem on another episode of StarTalk.

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00:00 – Introduction: Heart Health
2:29 – Cardiovascular Disease, Number One Killer
5:34 – Could we live to 150?
9:20 – How the Heart Can Break?
13:27 – Heart Attack, Cardiac Arrest, & Heart Disease
18:19 – Top 5 Heart Facts
19:50 – Men and Women Heart Attack Symptoms
21:16 – Sneezing & Laughing
21:55 – The Length of Blood Vessels
22:45 – Covid-19, Vaccines, & Heart Failure
27:57 – Vaccines: Prevention, Reducing Severity, & Influenza
31:03 – Rehabilitating the Heart
33:42 – Congenital Heart Problems & Gene Therapy
40:45 – Preemptive Care & Positive Health Outcomes