Angina

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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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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Is Red Meat Safe?

…prevention. In addition, there are multiple human studies confirming the benefits of L-carnitine in documented heart disease, i.e. heart attack, angina, congestive heart failure, and atherosclerotic vessels. The researchers raise the issue of TMAO concentrations, which does deserve further investigation…

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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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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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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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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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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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Heart Surgery: Is it Really Necessary & Secrets for the Best Outcome

…percent narrowing of two or more other major coronary vessels, surgery is necessary.) * How severe are your symptoms? Do you suffer frequent bouts of angina or shortness of breath after minimal exertion? * Can you live your life comfortably with them? * Can you do anything (medication or lifestyle changes…

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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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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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What are Cardiac Arrhythmias?

…a condition more common in women * Altitude * Exposure to EMF/ WiFi frequencies * Ischemia, or lack of blood flow to the heart as happens during angina or a heart attack. Are there different kinds of cardiac arrhythmias? Yes, there are several. The most common, called premature ventricular contractions…

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Testosterone Levels and Cardiovascular Health

…syndrome (insulin resistance), oxidative stress, and clotting. Therapy for high testosterone levels has also been found to improve heart failure, angina and diabetes, but supplementing can be tricky. If you are interested in pursuing it, I highly recommend you do so with an experienced anti-aging doctor…

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I'm a Hoosier at Heart

…overlooked causes of heart disease. Fortunately, if you can learn to recognize the triggers of your stress and defuse them, you will be less prone to angina, irregular heartbeat, heart attack and stroke, high blood pressure, and other cardiovascular problems. That’s where your favorite movie comes in…

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