Its no secret that your risk of heart disease climbs as you age. Unfortunately, the same is true for other health conditions, such as arthritis, respiratory problems, cognitive decline, and many types of cancer. These and other medical issues, including non-cardiac surgery, can have a considerable impact on your heart health. This is why its critical that you keep your cardiologist and all your specialists informed of all your health issues. Coordination between all of your healthcare providers gives you a better chance of achieving better health and reducing complications.