Bypass Surgery

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

…prefer angioplasty-stents over open heart surgery, but I disagree when more than one or two stents are required. Surgical patients fare better than stented patients in both the short and long term, especially those who are diabetic. Even multiple bypasses are better than multiple stents. However, I…

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When It Comes to Heart Issues, Men Can Feel Emotional

…could have heard a pin drop. My wife still tears up each time she tells or types those insightful words. Yes, when you have heart surgery, whether it’s a new valve or a bypass, someone reaches in and touches your heart. In that rich experience of human contact—a pair of hands trying to heal a stilled…

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Are You a Candidate for EECP Therapy?

…vascular disease in the legs or previous leg amputations * Pregnancy or immediately following cardiac catheterization or bypass surgery After two prior coronary artery bypass surgeries, “Ben” wasn’t a candidate for a third, despite his problems with angina and congestive heart failure. At the end…

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EECP for Cardiovascular Health

…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 medical…

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Can The Right Nutritional Supplements Keep You Off the Cardiac Ward?

…example, an old fraternity buddy of mine used to rib me when I first began recommending nutritional supplements. But after a heart attack and bypass surgery, he woke up and joined the more than 50% of Americans who take dietary supplements. Now, a new study shows that nutritional supplements are not…

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Is Daily Aspirin Right for You?

…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 I just mentioned that would make you a…

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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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