Category Archives: Heart Disease

Being a #marathonrunner and #workingmom didn’t exclude Julie from #heartdisease

Marathon runner and working mom Julie Manning was always on the go, until she delivered her second son during a routine C-section.

She felt ill. Her arms shook. When Julie, a pediatric cardiac nurse practitioner, checked the heart monitor, she knew something was wrong.

In fact, her heart wasn’t beating properly. Her baby was fine, but after hours in the recovery room and some tests, the cardiologist was worried about a family history of cardiomyopathy.

Julie couldn’t even hold her baby because of all the tests she needed.

“She wanted me on the cardiac floor, and I just wanted to be with my baby,” Julie says. “We compromised that I would stay with the baby as long as I alerted someone if anything felt wrong. I also wore a mobile cardiac device, which allowed the telemetry unit on a different hospital floor to monitor my heart.”

Julie also promised to follow up with the cardiologist six weeks later. Soon she got a diagnosis that changed her life.

“I knew when the doctor called me herself right after my appointment that I was in for some bad news,” Julie says.

Her heart was operating at only half its normal blood volume, which explained Julie’s dizziness and shortness of breath after her son was born. The doctor recommended several medications. After being diagnosed with cardiomyopathy, she went to see an electrophysiologist who recommended an ablation for her ventricular arrhythmia.

But Julie’s heart had so many troubled spots, the surgeon couldn’t safely perform the procedure.  Her heart stopped while in surgery, and doctors had to shock her twice to bring her back to life.

For the first time since her ordeal began, Julie began to have doubts and slipped into a depression.

“Having to be shocked was a big turning point for me,” she says. “I’m a pediatric cardiac nurse practitioner, and I know what it means when they have to do that — not once, but twice.”

Read the full story about Being a #marathonrunner and #workingmom didn’t exclude Julie from #heartdisease via Julie Manning’s Story – Go Red For Women.

Women With Diabetes Face Greater Risk of Heart Disease

Margaret ChanType 2 diabetes substantially increases the risk for heart disease, but a large review of studies has found that women with diabetes are at much higher risk than men.

The meta-analysis, published in Diabetologia, included 64 studies with 858,507 subjects and 28,203 heart attacks and other coronary events.

The studies adjusted for various other cardiovascular risk factors, including age, blood pressure, cholesterol, smoking and body mass index. But when considering diabetes as an independent risk, they found that compared with diabetic men, diabetic women were at a 44 percent higher risk for both fatal and nonfatal cardiovascular events.

The reasons remain unclear, but the study’s lead author, Sanne A. E. Peters, an epidemiologist at University Medical Center Utrecht, suggested that the finding was not because of differences in treatment or physiological differences between the sexes in the effects of diabetes. Rather, it may be a result of the more severe deterioration of women before the onset of diabetes.

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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.


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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.


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