Category Archives: Heart Disease

These 4 Things Happen Right Before a Heart Attack

Despite what you may believe, heart attacks rarely happen “out of the blue.”

In fact, your body may be trying to warn you of an impending heart attack for days, weeks, perhaps even a month or two before it occurs. Unfortunately, by the time you actually recognize you’re suffering a heart attack, it could be too late to prevent death or debilitating heart damage.

So-called silent heart attacks, with signs and symptoms that are mild or seem unrelated to the heart, have long concerned cardiovascular expert Dr. Chauncey Crandall. So Dr. Crandall recently created a special free video presentation about the four most sinister warning signs to watch for.

Statistics show a clear link between a delay in heart attack treatment and death or disability. That’s why it’s essential to know exactly what your heart is trying to tell you with warning signs like those discussed in Dr. Crandall’s video.

Although developed as an educational tool, this video rapidly went viral, surpassing 5 million viewers in just a few months.

Newsmax Health Publisher Travis Davis attributes the viral sensation to the fact that the content hits close to home for many Americans, especially because heart disease is America’s #1 killer. In fact, in the U.S. alone, nearly 1 million people suffer their first heart attack each year.

Dr. Crandall, chief of the cardiac transplant program at the renowned Palm Beach Cardiovascular Clinic in Palm Beach, Florida, practices on the front lines of interventional, vascular, and transplant cardiology.

via These 4 Things Happen Right Before a Heart Attack.

Reverse Cardiovascular damage with Nitric Oxide

Heart Disease is the Biggest Killer in the World!

Reverse Cardiovascular damage with Nitric Oxide
Heart Disease is the Biggest Killer in the World!

Yes thats right Heart Disease is the Biggest Killer in the World! Most people believe its Cancer but it’s not, it’s Heart Disease.

 

We have been fortunate enough to come across some very clever people who have worked out how to reverse it based on the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 1998.

We are putting together a team of like minded people to financially benefit from this amazing piece of knowledge.

We really feel that this has massive potential.

 

If you would like to learn more send a text, email or phone Paul on 086 – 816 5588 or paul@heartdiseasemiracle.com

Don’t take my word for it, read this article fron the Irish Times entitled “The nutrients that can make hearts better”

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simply type L-arginine into Google.

 

These clips were taken from an hour long interview. Click on the image to play the clip

World Renowned Heart Surgeon Speaks Out On What Really Causes Heart Disease

We physicians with all our training, knowledge and authority often acquire a rather large ego that tends to make it difficult to admit we are wrong. So, here it is. I freely admit to being wrong.. As a heart surgeon with 25 years experience, having performed over 5,000 open-heart surgeries,today is my day to right the wrong with medical and scientific fact.

I trained for many years with other prominent physicians labelled “opinion makers.” Bombarded with scientific literature, continually attending education seminars, we opinion makers insisted heart disease resulted from the simple fact of elevated blood cholesterol.

The only accepted therapy was prescribing medications to lower cholesterol and a diet that severely restricted fat intake. The latter of course we insisted would lower cholesterol and heart disease. Deviations from these recommendations were considered heresy and could quite possibly result in malpractice.

It Is Not Working!

These recommendations are no longer scientifically or morally defensible. The discovery a few years ago that inflammation in the artery wall is the real cause of heart disease is slowly leading to a paradigm shift in how heart disease and other chronic ailments will be treated.

The long-established dietary recommendations have created epidemics of obesity and diabetes, the consequences of which dwarf any historical plague in terms of mortality, human suffering and dire economic consequences.

Despite the fact that 25% of the population takes expensive statin medications and despite the fact we have reduced the fat content of our diets, more Americans will die this year of heart disease than ever before.

Statistics from the American Heart Association show that 75 million Americans currently suffer from heart disease, 20 million have diabetes and 57 million have pre-diabetes. These disorders are affecting younger and younger people in greater numbers every year.

Simply stated, without inflammation being present in the body, there is no way that cholesterol would accumulate in the wall of the blood vessel and cause heart disease and strokes. Without inflammation, cholesterol would move freely throughout the body as nature intended. It is inflammation that causes cholesterol to become trapped.

Inflammation is not complicated — it is quite simply your body’s natural defence to a foreign invader such as a bacteria, toxin or virus. The cycle of inflammation is perfect in how it protects your body from these bacterial and viral invaders. However, if we chronically expose the body to injury by toxins or foods the human body was never designed to process,a condition occurs called chronic inflammation. Chronic inflammation is just as harmful as acute inflammation is beneficial.

What thoughtful person would willfully expose himself repeatedly to foods or other substances that are known to cause injury to the body? Well,smokers perhaps, but at least they made that choice willfully.

The rest of us have simply followed the recommended mainstream dietthat is low in fat and high in polyunsaturated fats and carbohydrates, not knowing we were causing repeated injury to our blood vessels. This repeated injury creates chronic inflammation leading to heart disease, stroke, diabetes and obesity.

Let me repeat that: The injury and inflammation in our blood vessels is caused by the low fat diet recommended for years by mainstream medicine.

 

Dr. Dwight Lundell is the past Chief of Staff and Chief of Surgery at Banner Heart Hospital , Mesa , AZ. His private practice, Cardiac Care Center was in Mesa, AZ. Recently Dr. Lundell left surgery to focus on the nutritional treatment of heart disease. He is the founder of Healthy Humans Foundation that promotes human health with a focus on helping large corporations promote wellness. He is also the author of The Cure for Heart Disease and The Great Cholesterol Lie.

 

The full artice is available at: http://www.laleva.org/eng/2012/03/world_renown_heart_surgeon_speaks_out_on_what_really_causes_heart_disease.html

Assessing Your Own Risk For Heart Disease

It is important for you to know how to assess your own risk for heart disease.

The bad news about heart disease is that it remains extremely prevalent in our society. The good news is that the factors that determine our risk of developing heart disease are, to a large extent, under our control. We ourselves have a lot to say about whether we will develop early cardiac disease.

Your doctor is supposed to assess your risk for you, and coach you on what you should be doing to reduce that risk. But, despite pleas from medical experts and professional societies to do so, many doctors are still bad at performing risk assessments, and are particularly terrible about spending the necessary time to instruct their patients on appropriate steps to reduce that risk.

(Note well: Doing a simple risk assessment is one of the most important jobs the primary care physician does. The failure to do such a risk assessment probably ought to be considered evidence that your doctor may be doing sub-standard work. Many of the things doctors need to think about are complicated – this one isn’t.)

Fortunately, the tools exist today for you to accurately estimate your own risk of getting heart disease, without waiting for your doctor to initiate the action. And lots of information is available as to what to do about it if your risk is elevated.

If you are at low risk, you do not need any special medical interventions to reduce your risk, except perhaps for routine coaching on maintaining a healthy lifestyle. About 35% of U.S. adults fall into this category.

If you are in the high risk group, your doctor should strongly consider placing you on appropriate treatments that have been proven to reduce the risk of heart attack and death, such as statin drugs, beta blockers, and/or aspirin. In addition, your doctor may want to do a stress/thallium study to assess whether you may have significant coronary artery disease already. About 25% of U.S. adults are in the high-risk category. Here is more on what to do if you are in the high risk category.

If you are in the intermediate risk group, you should should take aggressive steps to modify the risk factors keeping you out of the low risk category. Also, you should discuss with your doctor whether further testing should be done to characterize your risk more accurately. Such testing might include having your C-reactive protein (CRP) level measured, and perhaps getting a calcium scan. Roughly 40% of U.S. adults are in the intermediate risk category.

Again, if your doctor has not performed a formal cardiac risk assessment, you should estimate your risk yourself. And, if your risk appears to be intermediate or high, you need to talk to your doctor about taking aggressive measures to prevent heart disease.

Whether you smoke or not your total and HDL cholesterol levels your blood pressure whether you have evidence of diabetes or metabolic syndrome whether you are overweight for your age and height whether close relatives have had premature heart disease

nonsmoker total cholesterol less than 200 mg/dL, HDL cholesterol greater than 40 mg/dL systolic BP less than 120, diastolic BP less than 80 no evidence of diabetes not overweight no family history of premature cardiovascular disease

known coronary artery disease or other vascular disease type 2 diabetes over age 65 with multiple (more than one) risk factors

Sources:

Lloyd-Jones DM, Larson MG, Beiser A, Levy D. Lifetime risk of developing coronary heart disease. Lancet 1999 Jan 9;353(9147):89-92.