Heart Surgery

EECP: An Excellent Alternative to Bypass Surgery

…have been told you need bypass surgery or are suffering with angina or other cardiovascular problems there’s a therapy you need to know about: EECP. EECP stands for enhanced external counterpulsation, and this treatment is a godsend for patients with a wide range of heart conditions. This safe, noninvasive…

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Beware of Unnecessary Surgery

…But after 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 alternatives…

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Adjunctive Treatments for Congestive Heart Failure

…of a small study involving patients with congestive heart failure who were treated with cardiac stem cells, collected from each patient during surgery, purified and later infused into their damaged hearts. Following treatment for congestive heart failure, ejection fraction increased by 8 percentage…

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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 they described…

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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 to do…

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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 cardiovascular disease…

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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. Keep an Eye on…

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Preventing Heart Disease With Aspirin

…Regular 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 isn’t…

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Inflammation and Heart Disease

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 real culprit in heart

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Get Pumped with EECP Therapy

…than mainstream medicine. I plan to come back any time I have a serious health problem, and I have definitely ruled out heart surgery.” EECP is a proven therapy for angina and heart failure. And because improvements in circulation and arterial health are systemic, we also use EECP therapy at Whitaker…

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