Remember, even if your heart is in sorry shape, you can still modify your lifestyle. The trick is that we need to buy time, because the state-of-the-art is continually improving and eventually your problem is going to be something that medicine can handle.
e.g., Anthony Atala: Printing a human kidney | Video on TED.com
We're planning to go for ribs tonight. In your honor, I'll get the salad and donate the excess funds to a heart research charity. That way, the state-of-the-art will move a little more quickly for you. Hopefully, it will augment the good wishes (and prayers) people are sending your way.