Heart Surgery

EECP: An Excellent Alternative to Bypass Surgery

…and was familiar with alternative therapies for heart disease. As his surgery drew near, he made a difficult decision. He checked out of the hospital against the advice of his cardiologists, who unanimously felt that he should have surgery, came to our office, and began a course of EECP. After…

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Beware of Unnecessary Surgery

…decades of seeing tens of thousands of patients scheduled for unnecessary surgery, I’ve found that this was not the case. That’s why I’ve decided to do a blog series on some of the most common surgeries that are needlessly prescribed and the safe, natural, and noninvasive…

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Inflammation and Heart Disease

…percent of all heart attacks occur when smaller plaques, destabilized by inflammation, rupture and attract a blood clot that blocks blood flow to the heart. So, while cardiologists are busy placing stents to prop open large blockages or bypassing them altogether with surgery, inflammation—the…

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Preventing Heart Disease Naturally

Heart disease is the No. 1 killer in this country, and for many people a heart attack is the first symptom of the disease. The good news is you can absolutely prevent heart disease, even if you’re at high risk—and you don’t need powerful prescription drugs or surgery for…

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Preventing Heart Disease With Aspirin

…use of low-dose aspirin lowers risk of a first heart attack in men and stroke in women (except those with diabetes, according to recent research). 3. Aspirin improves outcomes when taken during a heart attack or after angioplasty or bypass surgery. That being said, I want to clarify that aspirin…

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Heart Disease—6 Risk Factors You Can Reverse

Heart disease is the number 1 killer in this country, and for many people a heart attack is the first symptom of the disease. Fortunately, you can absolutely prevent heart disease, even if you’re at high risk—and you don’t need powerful prescription drugs or surgery to do it. 1.…

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Do What You Can to Prevent Heart Disease

Heart disease is the #1 killer in this country, and for many people a heart attack is the first symptom of the disease. The good news is you can absolutely prevent heart disease, even if you have multiple risk factors of heart disease. And you don’t need powerful prescription drugs or surgery

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Should You Have an Angiogram?

…angiography that would likely have steered them toward bypass surgery. Over that four-year period, these patients experienced a 1.1-percent annual death rate from heart disease—less than the death rate for patients undergoing bypass surgery. The Graboys team concluded that angiography, which…

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6 Ways to Naturally Support Your Eye Health

…more vegetables and fruits, especially dark, leafy greens. In one study, men who ate cooked spinach twice a week had half the risk of cataract surgery compared to those who ate it less than once a month. Plus, another study found that women who ate spinach five times a week had a 45 percent reduced…

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The Lowdown on Statin Drugs

…Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA) you don’t need to have a high cholesterol level to “require” a statin drug. Heck, you don’t even need to have heart disease. Diabetes and other risk factors for heart attack and stroke are enough to…

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How NOT to Prevent a Stroke

…don’t compare their effectiveness or dangers with a group that receives no treatment other than lifestyle changes or, in the case of surgeries, appropriate medications. They just “presume” that drugs and high-tech procedures are superior. Granted, the stroke rate in our country…

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