Monday, September 01, 2014

Treatment

At a Glance

There are several different treatment options depending what type of heart disease you are diagnosed with. You may be asked to take one or more medicines to treat blood pressure, diabetes, or high cholesterol levels. There are also several different procedures, including angioplasty and bypass surgery, depending on how severe your situation is.

Treatment Topics
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Alternative Treatments

There are a number of unconventional ways that can significantly reduce your LDL cholesterol, and, in effect, lower your…

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Bypass

Your doctor may recommend bypass surgery if you have a blockage in one or more of your coronary arteries. Coronary arteries are the small blood vessels that supply your heart…

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Devices

If have a serious arrhythmia problem, you may need one of two devices implanted under your skin: a cardiac pacemaker or an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD).

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Diet

A heart healthy diet is one that maintains balance. Eating too much saturated fat is one of the major risk factors for heart disease. A diet high in saturated fat causes a…

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Exercise

Exercise and weight loss, even if moderate, can reduce risk factors for heart disease, and other conditions. Changing your lifestyle to include a healthy diet and exercise,…

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Medications

Heart disease medications include both anti-clotting medications, which are used to break up blood clots at any stage of heart disease, as well as other medications, such as…

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Pacemakers

Pacemakers are electronic devices that monitor and stimulate a programmed heartbeat for patients who have a slow heart rate. The pacemaker is surgically implanted near the…

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Stents

A stent is an expandable metal mesh tube used in the angioplasty procedure. The stent is placed at the site of the blockage to keep the artery open. Stents or balloons can…

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Supplements and Vitamins

Some vitamins and supplements have been shown to reduce the risk of heart disease. Omega-3 fatty acid, or fish oil, which…

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Surgery

Heart surgery is performed to correct problems with the heart. The most common type of heart surgery is coronary artery bypass grafting. This is when surgeons take healthy…

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Valve Repair

Valve repair is necessary when one or more of the four heart valves, which keeps blood flowing in the correct direction through the heart, isn't functioning properly. Surgery…

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Hot Topics

In my last post, I discussed how, in my program for reversal of heart disease, we follow what I call the “Rule of 60”: LDL 60 mg/dl, HDL 60 mg/dl, triglycerides 60 mg/dl, or 60:60:60.   We do this in order to achieve greater…