Local heart health awareness organization has global goals

By Randy Wyrick

VAIL — You know how you’re told every snowflake is different?Turns out they’re mostly the same, and so are we, my beloved snowflakes.Dr. Michael Bristow is a cardiologist in Denver, and studies heart failure and the genetic predisposition we might have toward it.We have 21,000 genes, about the same as a roundworm, Bristow told a crowd at last week’s Starting Hearts luncheon.“Now, look at the person next to you. You’re about 99.87 percent genetically alike,” Bristow said.If Bristow knows what he’s talking about, and he does, that means most of us have high cholesterol (mine is 210), and high to …

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