heart disease

What Causes Heart Attacks

In this article, I lay out the case that the spectrum of heart disease that includes angina, unstable angina, and myocardial infarction (heart attack) is better understood from the perspective of events happening in the myocardium (heart) as opposed to events in the coronary arteries (the arteries that supply the heart).

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The Medical Consensus On Stents and Bypasses Appears to be Crumbling

A recent article in the New York Times about a study published last month in The Lancet, perhaps the most prestigious medical journal in the world, is no doubt creating a stir in the conventional-cardiology world. The headline was “Unbelievable”: Heart Stents Fail to Ease Chest Pain.

To the shock of many cardiologists who commented on the study, there was no difference in outcome of those who had the stent compared with those who had the dummy procedure.

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The Real Story of Ouabain

Sadly, the story of ouabain, the active ingredient in the plant strophanthus, is largely and somewhat mysteriously unknown. Few family doctors, internists and even cardiologists know of its effectiveness in treating and preventing heart disease and heart attacks, and it therefore remains unavailable to most heart patients.

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