Heart Failure

Treating Low Ejection Fraction

…(Phase II is for those just recovering from recent heart attacks and heart surgery, whereas Phase III is for people who are more stable). On the supplement front, Dr. Sinatra encourages people with low ejection fractions (with or without heart failure) to take what he calls his Awesome Foursome to build…

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Vascular Dementia Can Happen to Anyone

…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 night…

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Should You Take Blood-Thinning Drugs?

…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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The Truth About the Benefits of Vitamins

…decades of practicing medicine. Benefits of Vitamins Include Heart Health 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…

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Heartfelt Lessons from an American Legend

…complications include a blot clot that travels somewhere else (an embolism) and gets lodged causing a heart attack, stroke, deep vein thrombosis (DVT), or clogging of a graft. Kidney failure and congestive heart failure can also result. What are the takeaway lessons for you? * Prevention is always your best defense…

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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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5 Surprising Heart Disease Risk Factors

…. Their study found that those who had both CVD and ED were 1.6 times more likely to experience cardiovascular death, heart attack, stroke, and hospitalization due to heart failure. Any man who sees a physician with complaints of ED should also get a full cardiovascular workup. Vascular disease is not…

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Learn the Symptoms of Atrial Fibrillation

…"fibrillate." This can send heart rates up to 130 to 250 beats per minute, or more. Uncontrolled AF (episodes longer than 24 hours, or extremely high or low heart rates), can place a considerable strain on your heart. Occasionally, this can lead to a heart attack or congestive heart failure. There is also a risk…

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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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CoQ10 Facts: What You Should Know

…powerful natural supplements for heart health. I have a colleague who takes a statin drug ask his doctor whether he needs to take CoQ10. His answer, “You don’t need it.” Here Are a Few CoQ10 Facts Your Doctor Should Be Telling Patients: * Many cases of heart failure are actually a lack of CoQ10. CoQ10…

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L-Carnitine Benefits Hold the Key to Good Health

…benefits include whole milk, mushrooms, bread, avocado, raw eggs, and carrots. I’ve seen severe deficiencies among vegetarian patients with heart failure or extreme fatigue. So, for these people, supplementing with 250 to 500 mg of L-carnitine has always made a positive difference in the number of…

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Choosing the Best Form of Magnesium

…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 has…

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Menopause and High Blood Pressure

…chances are you do a monthly breast exam. But when is the last time you checked your blood pressure? It used to be thought that hypertension, and other heart concerns, were “men’s issues” but did you know that women, particularly women in menopause, are at even greater risk for high blood pressure levels…

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