Angina

What is an Angina Attack?

Jan Sinatra defines angina attack, its symptoms and causes, and how it is different than a heart attack or myocardial infarction. I find that a lot of folks I counsel often confuse the cardiology term “angina” with heart attack or myocardial infarction (MI). Maybe that is because we refer to an…

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Prevent Blood Clots by Reducing Fibrogen

…clot too fast. High fibrinogen levels aren’t the sole province of younger women. At age 57, one woman went to her doc?tor with signs of unstable angina. She had bypass and angioplasty, followed by drugs to help her maintain healthy cholesterol, as well as other conventional treatments. Nine years later…

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Airport Angina: What You Need to Know

…heart risks associated with air travel—namely “airport angina.” “Airport angina” is a phrase coined to describe heart symptoms of ischemia (lack of oxygen to the heart) provoked by hauling and lifting luggage. Plus, getting angina when you’re far from home is always an unsettling experience…

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Is Daily Aspirin Right for You?

…of cardiovascular 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. But even…

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Dr. Sinatra and Chelation

…“Joe,” stands out. Joe had very extensive heart disease, a history of coronary artery bypass surgeries, and was considered “inoperable.” His angina symptoms were kept in check and his quality of life improved for years while he opted-in for regular rounds of IV chelation. Like so many others that…

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What Exactly is Coronary Artery Disease?

…percent of those who die from coronary artery disease are over age 65. How do you know if you have coronary artery disease? Shortness of breath and angina (chest pain) are typical symptoms reported. However, up to 50 percent of the time, the first symptom of disease is sudden cardiac-related death. Talk…

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What To Do Before Opting For Heart Surgery

…and he wasn’t suffering from any known or unknown heart risk factors. He could walk three to four miles a day without experiencing symptoms of angina, such as shortness of breath, profuse sweating, or other symptoms of cardiovascular problems. So I recommended that he delay surgery, take beta blockers…

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Chelation: Good for Your Heart?

…vitamin therapy, or a combination of both. They will be evaluating subjects for all-cause mortality, heart attack and stroke, hospitalization for angina, and bypass surgery. However, no good deed goes unpunished. Turns out, some detractors have demanded the study be halted, citing issues from expense…

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Beta Blockers 101

…beta blockers, including Propranolol Hydrochloride, Timolol, Metoprolol, Atenolol, and Nadolol. Beta blockers lower blood pressure levels, relieve angina, and help prevent damage to the heart when oxygen flow is reduced. In addition, taking beta blockers after a heart attack protects against arrhythmias…

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Cardiovascular Problems Eased With D-Ribose

…Similar to its cohorts CoQ10 and L-carnitine, D-ribose can be instrumental in treating a myriad of cardiovascular problems including arrhythmia, angina, heart failure, peripheral vascular disease, statin-induced myalgia, and the rescue of any muscle tissue that is starving for oxygen. It also helps…

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Cardiology Terminology: Airport Angina

…phrase coined to describe heart symptoms of ischemia (lack of oxygen to the heart) that are provoked by hauling and lifting luggage. And getting angina when you’re far from home is always an unsettling experience. Of course, we all know that there’s more to traveling than lugging luggage, regardless…

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Are You a Candidate for EECP Therapy?

…therapy patients report their angina symptoms to be lessened and their ability to tolerate physical activity improved as a result. Therefore, I continue to recommend EECP in the certain situations. Conditions EECP Therapy Is Good for * For refractory symptoms of angina pectoris that has not responded…

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Don't Lug Your Luggage

Dr. Sinatra wrote about airport angina in an issue of Heart, Health, and Nutrition years ago. For those of you who missed it, here is a synopsis of his tips for heart patients: 1. Know your bag: Select luggage that’s user-friendly. There’s a great selection of bags with easy moving wheels under…

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5 Tips for a Healthier, More Enjoyable, Summer Travel

…can carry without provoking angina symptoms for you. We arrive at your RPP by multiplying your heart rate by your systolic blood pressure. As your heart rate and systolic pressure rise with activity, so does your RPP. Plus, use these strategies to avoid airport angina. * For heart-healthy snacks on…

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Baby Aspirin and Statin Therapy

…patients who were admitted to a hospital on statin therapy, and had these medications discontinued while treatment focused on heart attack or unstable angina, actu?ally did not fare as well as those who continued to take their statins. Something about statin therapy obviously assists in stabilizing unstable…

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Could You Have a Silent Heart Attack and Not Know It?

…these are things that need to be recognized. There is a huge problem of denial in heart disease. Sometimes people get used to having so-called stable angina that they think it's normal when they have minor sensations here and there. They are not normal! Those symptoms might just be the voice of the heart…

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Treat Heart Disease With a Heart Healthy Diet Plan

…nutritional solutions to the myriad faces of heart disease—high blood pressure levels; chronic hypertension; high triglycerides; elevated L(p)a; angina; and heart attack and stroke—Dr. Sinatra has finally answered his patients’ many requests for a book that they can have as a reference at home…

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The Side Effects & Symptoms of Statin Medications

…you do anything, you must discuss it with your doctor. Plus, no one should come off statin medications if they're having symptoms of chest pains or angina because under those circumstances stopping a statin could be life-threatening. Q: Which supplements should I be taking with my statin drugs? A: Every…

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New Study Shows Heart Benefits of L-Carnitine

…Researchers reviewed 13 controlled trials and concluded that benefits of L-carnitine supplementation include reductions in all causes of mortality, angina symptoms and ventricular arrhythmias following a heart attack. The study acknowledged L-carnitine’s abilitytoin limit infarct size, stabilize heart…

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EECP for Cardiovascular Health

Enhanced external counterpulsation (EECP) is a therapy for treating angina and congestive heart failure. It offers hope to those with advanced coronary artery disease who can’t undergo bypass surgery. Here's how it works... The physiology of EECP is similar to that of the intra-aortic balloon pump…

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