Bypass Surgery

Is Taking a 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. Yet, even if you have all the characteristics I just mentioned that would make you…

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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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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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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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Why CoQ10 Can Literally Save Your Life

…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, in good health, with a loving young family—and this was supposed to be an easy, routine surgery. But the surgeons struggled…

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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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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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