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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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Are You a Candidate for EECP Therapy?

…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 expected. * If your coronary vessels…

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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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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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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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Important Warning About Statins and Diabetes

…at increased rates. 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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