How Early Is an “Early Death?”

How old is 45, really?

How many heart attacks did your grandfather have? My grandfather had five. The first happened before his 35th birthday and was in large part unremarked upon; he only discovered it was a heart attack after his second one, a few years later, which briefly put him in the hospital. (He’d assumed the first one was indigestion.) His third one, when he was 45, didn’t even force…