Congestive Heart Failure

Medications That Deplete CoQ10 & the CoQ10 Dosage You Need

…powerful heart vitamins. For general heart health, I recommend a CoQ10 dosage of of 50-100 mg daily. But if you're on a cholesterol-lowering statin drug, or are over 60, I recommend a CoQ10 dosage of 100-200 mg daily. But if you have congestive heart failure or a recent heart attack or heart surgery,…

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The Side Effects of Statin Drugs

…that the heart is made of muscle tissue, it’s not much of a stretch to think these statin medications could lead to diastolic dysfunction and, subsequently, congestive heart failure. Research appears to verify the connection between statins, depletion of CoQ10 and congestive heart failure. I would…

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D-Ribose, the “Missing Link” to Cardiovascular Health

heart. The reason is that even though 85-90% of those who were following my program religiously were getting better, I found myself still lying awake at night thinking about the 10-15% who weren’t improving as much. Many of those who were not faring well had longstanding congestive heart failure

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Treating Low Ejection Fraction

…from a bout of congestive heart—to consider joining a Phase III Cardiac Rehab program if there is one in their area. There they can learn how to exercise safely with whatever cardiac limitations they may have. (Phase II is for those just recovering from recent heart attacks and heart surgery, whereas…

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Choosing the Best Form of Magnesium

…we see. The mineral is often “used up” and thus depleted in patients with: * Diabetes * Congestive heart failure * Atherosclerosis * Chest pain * High blood pressure levels * Cardiac arrhythmias * Heart muscle disease * Hheart attack * Sudden cardiac death In fact, intravenous magnesium treatment…

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EECP for Cardiovascular Health

Enhanced external counterpulsation (EECP) 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…

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Vascular Dementia Can Happen to Anyone

…conditions. In fact, 50% of the time high blood pressure is the cause. But it can also happen in people with arteriosclerosis, valvular disease, congestive heart failure, atrial fibrillation, and pacemaker therapy. The classic signs of VaD are slowed thinking, memory problems, confusion that often worsens at…

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Is Red Meat Safe?

…cardiovascular prevention. In addition, there are multiple human studies confirming the benefits of L-carnitine in documented heart disease, i.e. heart attack, angina, congestive heart failure, and atherosclerotic vessels. The researchers raise the issue of TMAO concentrations, which does deserve further investigation…

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Should You Take Blood-Thinning Drugs?

…episodes of AF a year is to take Coumadin. If you have fewer episodes of AF and no other health problems like diabetes, congestive heart failure, leaking heart valves or an enlarged heart, aspirin is a second choice. Finally, I want to mention that you never want to discontinue any medication without consulting…

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Are You a Candidate for EECP Therapy?

…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 of the road in terms of traditional treatments, I suggested he try EECP therapy. Unfortunately, Ben’s premature ventricular…

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The Health Benefits of Saunas

…get to that temperature and duration. (In fact, my sauna even has a CD player for my “Zen” music.) Those with high blood pressure and congestive heart failure can experience the health benefits of saunas, but should do at lower temperatures and for very short time periods (5-10 minutes). I purchased…

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