Angioplasty

Study Finds Doctors Too Quick To Insert 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. It’s simply the best way to improve blood flow to the heart and preserve heart muscle during a heart…

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The Pros and Cons of Statin Drugs

…-reactive protein (CRP), and that this anti-inflammatory which reduces the risk of stroke. In patients with a history of heart attack, stent, bypass, angioplasty, high CRP levels or high coronary calcium scores, statins may be a reasonable intervention, even if the person has good cholesterol levels. There…

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Should You Take A Statin Drug?

…statin therapy has an important place in the treatment of cardiovascular disease. In patients with a history of heart attack, stent, bypass, or angioplasty, or inflammatory markers such as high CRP levels or high coronary calcium scores, statins may be a reasonable intervention, regardless of one’s…

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What To Do Before Opting For Heart Surgery

…surgery or angioplasty. Whatever option you choose, I urge you to continue on the path to a healthy lifestyle—not only to help prevent cardiovascular problems but also to limit its progression. Unfortunately, I have had to recommend second surgeries to patients who considered angioplasty or bypass surgery…

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Bypass Surgery Makes Sense for High-Risk Patients

…Bypass surgery is probably the best option for you when many vessels are involved, or if your single or double-vessel disease is not amenable to angioplasty. In a nutshell, the greater the extent of heart disease, the more I lean toward bypass surgery. But I want to stress that a bypass is rarely a “cure”…

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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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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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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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Is 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. But even if you have all the characteristics…

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Prevent Blood Clots by Reducing Fibrogen

…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, she had a second heart attack…

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How To Beat Poor Blood Circulation

…result is restricted blood flow, discomfort, tiredness, heaviness and, often, cramping. To combat poor blood circulation, doctors often use drugs, angioplasty or surgery. My approach takes a different tack. I focus on the muscle cells and how to get rid of their metabolic by-products, which become increasingly…

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Dr. Sinatra and Chelation

Dr. Sinatra has had some direct experience with the promise chelation therapy potential holds for cardiovascular problems. One patient, “Joe,” stands out. Joe had very extensive heart disease, a history of coronary artery bypass surgeries, and was considered “inoperable.” His angina…

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Peripheral Artery Disease 101

…the problem as intermittent claudication. To improve blood circulation, doctors often use the drugs advertised in the ads I mentioned earlier. Angioplasty or surgery is also sometimes necessary. My approach takes a different tack. I focus on the muscle cells and how to get rid of their metabolic by…

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