Heart Bypass Surgery

When It Comes to Heart Issues, Men Can Feel Emotional

…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 heart—there can be a profound shift. Some hearts are healed on more than just a physical…

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Heartfelt Lessons from an American Legend

…back to the pavement outside the hospital where he had coronary bypass graft surgery (CABG or CABS). As I’m sure you’ve heard Neil Armstrong passed away on August 25 at the age of 82 from complications following his heart surgery. All of this is especially difficult to grasp since as recently as…

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Why CoQ10 Can Literally Save Your Life

…to 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…

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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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Is Taking a Daily Aspirin Right for You?

…you’ve already had a heart attack or have a history of cardiovascular disease—is just plain good medicine. I regularly advocate 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,…

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Benefits of Resistance Training

…remember, the heart is a muscle too); • Increases your muscle mass; and • Enhances your endurance for physical activity. Even in our hospital-based, medically supervised cardiac rehab program—where we supervised people recovering from heart attack and strokes, as well as bypass surgery—free…

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