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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What are Cardiac Arrhythmias?

…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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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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CoQ10 Supplement: Energy on Call

…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 and sardines…

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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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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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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?

…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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6 Surprising Blood Pressure Facts Everyone Should Know

…While too much salt can elevate your blood pressure, too little salt can be equally problematic—especially if you have congestive heart failure. For heart failure patients, restricting salt to less than 1.8 grams a day can cause blood pressure to soar even higher. When it comes to sodium, you want…

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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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