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Pet Health 101: How to Tell If Your Dog Has a Heart Issue

…don’t tend to clog their arteries like people can. Instead, canines most often have valvular problems, as well as cardiomyopathy, and congestive heart failure. Plus, they can have cardiac arrhythmias. When it comes to your pet’s health, remember that no one knows your canine better than you do…

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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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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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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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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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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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Should You Take Blood-Thinning Drugs?

…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. Finally, I want to mention that you never want to discontinue any…

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Lower Blood Pressure Levels With Diuretics

If you have a history of cardiovascular problems, such as heart attack, congestive heart failure, or high blood pressure levels, you may already be taking a diuretic such as indapamide (Lozol) or furosemide (Lasix). These agents help to promote healthy blood pressure indirectly by increasing urine output…

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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 Healing Power 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 use saunas, but should do at lower temperatures and for very short time periods (5-10 minutes). I purchased the far-infrared kind sauna…

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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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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 Truth About the Benefits of Vitamins

…The reason I began formulating supplements is because they’re some of the best weapons we have to treat cardiac conditions like angina, congestive heart failure, high blood pressure and cardiac arrhythmias. In fact, I’ve seen the lab work for thousands of people documenting their nutrient deficiencies…

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Choosing the Best Form of Magnesium

…is also the most common nutrient deficiencies 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…

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