Angioplasty

Cardiovascular Benefits of L-Arginine

…receiving from other cardiologists. I have been using this healthy-heart nutrient to support healthy cholesterol levels and healthy arteries in angioplasty patients for years. There’s evidence that regular supplementation with L-arginine benefits supports smooth muscle relaxation within the arterial…

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Plaque Buildup and Peripheral Artery Disease

…. The result is restricted blood flow, discomfort, tiredness, heaviness and, often, cramping. To combat the condition, doctors often use drugs, angioplasty, or surgery in peripheral artery disease treatment. A Different Tack for Peripheral Artery Disease Treatment Instead of drugs or invasive therapies…

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Study Finds Doctors Too Quick to Insert Heart Stents

I’ve said this before, and I’ll say it again: If I’m ever having a heart attack, I want someone to get me to the closest hospital to have an angioplasty/stent procedure performed as soon as possible. Heart stents are simply the best way to improve blood flow to the heart and preserve heart muscle…

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3 Times Conventional Treatments Trump Alternative Medicine

…lifesaving. Three Times I Don't Recommend Alternative Medicine for Heart Health 1. In any male patient with a history of heart attack, stent, bypass, or angioplasty, and even in male patients who have a high degree of stress with high C-reactive protein levels or those with high coronary calcium scores, statin…

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Heartfelt Lessons from an American Legend

…you are struggling with the decision about whether or not to have CABS, weigh your options carefully. Ask your doctor if you’re a candidate for angioplasty or a stent to buy you more time to reverse non-critical arterial lesions. * If you’re facing any type of heart surgery, pre-dose with CoQ10. Those…

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Are You a Candidate for EECP Therapy?

…For refractory symptoms of angina pectoris that has not responded to medication and metabolic cardiology. * If your arteries are so blocked that angioplasty (PTCA) or coronary artery bypass surgery (CABS or CABG) aren’t options. * If your coronary anatomy failed to improve following PTCA or CABS as…

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Is Taking a Daily Aspirin Right for You?

…disease—is just plain good medicine. I regularly advocate aspirin for those who have known heart disease, such as a history of angina, heart attack, angioplasty or stent procedures, or coronary artery bypass surgery. In these cases, I recommend taking one baby aspirin daily. Yet, even if you have all the…

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New Statin Medication Guidelines May Double Use

…long recommended statin medications for men younger than 75 with diagnosed coronary artery disease, a history of myocardial infarction, stents, angioplasty or a coronary bypass. In fact, for men in this category statins are often under-prescribed. But for women, this guideline doesn’t hold water. For…

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What Your Feet Say About Your Heart: Peripheral Artery Disease 101

…How Do You Treat Peripheral Artery Disease? To improve blood circulation, doctors often use the drugs advertised in the ads I mentioned earlier. Angioplasty or surgery is also sometimes necessary. But what I have found is that many patients who don't have major obstructions remain symptomatic after surgery…

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