Angioplasty

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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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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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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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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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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5 Heart-Health Facts Your Cardiologist Won’t Tell You

…inflammation—which as I mentioned earlier is the real culprit in heart disease. That's why with men who have a history of a heart attack, a bypass or stent, an angioplasty, or low HDL cholesterol, a statin can be lifesaving. But for many others, the harmful statin side effects far outweigh the benefits. * Saturated…

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