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EECP for Cardiovascular Health

…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 and mast pants, more familiar emergency…

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When It Comes to Heart Issues, Men Can Feel Emotional

…walking the treadmill to help heal his heart, lowering his heart issues, while we spoke. He was trying to understand why he was SO emotional after his bypass operation. “I cry like a woman now … over movies … tough things I watch people going through on the news … weddings ... Why is that happening?…

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Benefits of Resistance Training

…our hospital-based, medically supervised cardiac rehab program—where we supervised people recovering from heart attack and strokes, as well as bypass surgery—free weight training was slowly introduced into their exercise programs, once an appropriate time in their healing had passed and they had…

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3 Times Conventional Treatments Trump Alternative Medicine

…be 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…

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Did the AARP Article Have It Right When It Comes to Heart Supplements?

…best used only in emergency situations (though I try to avoid the use of multiple stents), and in nonemergency situations I prefer a coronary artery bypass operation over inserting multiple stents. Another case in point is that most conventional cardiologists believe in the pharmaceutical agenda. That’s…

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News Alert: High-Dose Statins Can Increase Your Diabetes Risk

…increased rates. Plus, this issue of high-dose statins has even touched much closer to home—in my own practice. One of my employee’s fathers had bypass surgery and I recently went over his lab work. He’s on a high-dose statin and both his blood sugar and A1C was elevated—and he’s never had diabetes…

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Why CoQ10 Can Literally Save Your Life

…“placed in my path” over 30 years ago, when I read an article by researchers in Japan explaining how CoQ10 helped people to come off the heart-lung bypass machine used during cardiac surgeries. Around that same time, a young pastor in my care needed mitral valve replacement surgery. He was in his fifties…

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This Year, Try a Resolution You Can Live With

…gentleman got up to the microphone and said he was 86, had aortic dysfunction, arrhythmia, and was somewhat hard of hearing. He had had a quadruple bypass and a knee replacement.“I want to make plans for the next 30 years,” he said. “My cup is half full and I want to make it fuller.” “Wow!”…

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Is Taking a Daily Aspirin Right for You?

…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 characteristics I just mentioned that would make…

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For a Healthy Heart, Make a Resolution of Optimism

…microphone and said he was 86, had aortic dysfunction, shortness of breath, arrhythmia, and was somewhat hard of hearing. He had had a quadruple bypass and a knee replacement. "I want to make plans for the next 30 years," he said. "My cup is half full and I want to make it fuller." "Wow!" I thought…

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