Congestive-Heart-Failure

Magnesium: An Unsung Hero

…abnormalities in clinical practice today. Magnesium is often depleted in patients with cardiovascular problems, specifically those with congestive heart failure, atherosclerosis, high blood pressure, cardiac arrhythmias, heart muscle disease (cardiomyopathy), and heart attack. Like CoQ10, magnesium…

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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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Prevent Blood Clots

…with more than two 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. For more information on how to prevent blood clots, visit www.drsinatra…

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What are Cardiac Arrhythmias?

…when the tachycardia turned into deadly fibrillation, as it often does. These situations are particularly dangerous among patients with congestive heart failure or who have cardiomyopathy, where the heart muscle becomes inflamed, dilated, and doesn’t pump well or where the left ventricle is dilated…

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CoQ10 Supplement: Energy on Call

…realize that the real cause of the problem is a CoQ10 deficiency. One of the most serious heart conditions caused by a CoQ10 deficiency is congestive heart failure. Dietary and Supplemental Sources of CoQ10 Dietary sources of CoQ10 include beef heart, pork, chicken liver and fish (especially salmon, mackerel…

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Calcium Channel Blockers 101

…if taken with grapefruit or grapefruit juice. Caution: Be careful when you combine calcium channel blockers with digoxin for treatment of congestive heart failure and atrial fibrillation. Some of the calcium-channel blockers can increase the digoxin in your blood to dangerous levels. This can cause nausea…

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The Pros and Cons of Statin Drugs

…stretch to think these drugs could lead to diastolic dysfunction and, subsequently, congestive heart failure. Research has verified the connection between statins, depletion of CoQ10, and congestive heart failure. Therefore, it is critical that anyone taking statin drugs should be chasing it down with…

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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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Beta Blockers 101

…pressure, I am comfortable prescribing them because they are among the safest of all cardiac drugs. I also use beta blockers in cases of congestive heart failure and atrial fibrillation. This is one medication that you probably shouldn’t ditch for a natural alternative. However, if you experience…

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The Side Effects of Statin Drugs

…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 never take a statin without the added insurance of supplemental CoQ10. Anyone…

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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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Eliminating Hidden Salt Helps Control High Blood Pressure

…canned ham (packed with salt) one Easter Sunday. The next day he was in the emergency room in hypertensive crisis, having an episode of acute congestive heart failure. His heart couldn’t handle the enormous amount of salt he’d eaten. Now, I’ll admit that was an extraordinary situation, but it happens…

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Is Red Meat Safe?

…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. The connection…

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