Scar Tissue

The Most Common Blood Thinners

…thinners like Coumadin can protect you from a stroke if you have mechanical heart valves, atrial fibrillation or had an extensive heart attack (scar tissue weakens contraction of the left ventricle, which may allow blood to stagnate and clot). Blood thinners are also prescribed for atrial fibrillation…

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Selective Beta Blockers Boost Conventional Medicine

…following a heart attack can be a lifesaver—quite literally. This is because they protect against arrhythmias that can develop as a result of scar tissue in the heart muscle, reducing risk of subsequent cardiac events and even sudden cardiac death. Most people tolerate selective beta blockers very…

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What are ACE Inhibitor Drugs?

…had a heart attack. After a heart attack, your left ventricle may have wall motion abnormalities, meaning that the scarred areas are not contracting with the rest of the muscle tissue. Echocardiograms have shown that ACE inhibitor drugs support the left ventricle so that it works more like a healthy…

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