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Does chelation therapy prevent strokes and heart attacks?

Does chelation therapy prevent strokes and heart attacks?

No: No , it has been studied, and there is no scientific evidence that it works. ...Read more

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Dr. Ward Dean
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Chelation (Definition)

Chelation is the name for administering a substance to remove heavy metals from the body. It can be an important treatment for lead poisoning or iron overload. It is also touted by some for the treatment of autism spectrum disorders, based on the idea that these children may have toxicity from mercury or other heavy metals. However, there is little evidence to support this hypothesis. Chelation agents bind metals nonspecifically and may result in dangerously low levels of calcium, iron, and magnesium, in addition to toxic heavy metals. Thus, ...Read more


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Metoprolol help prevent heart attacks ?

Metoprolol help prevent heart attacks ?

Uncertain: Beta blockers theoretically benefit coronary artery disease by reducing myocardial demand and reducing potential for ischemia and arrhythmia. This has been demonstrated conclusively with certain beta blockers (example carvedilol). Other beta blockers, like metoprolol have not been conclusively shown to reduce mortality and recurrent events , but most regard beta blocker benefits as a class effec. ...Read more

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Does benazaperil prevent heart attacks?

Does benazaperil prevent heart attacks?

Possibly.: Benazepril is a medication which reduces blood pressure. In doing so it helps control hypertension which is one of the major risk factors for heart disease. In a roundabout way it does help prevent at least some heart attacks. ...Read more

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How does atherosclerosis cause heart attacks and strokes?

How does atherosclerosis cause heart attacks and strokes?

Clots and Ischemia: Atherosclerosis, an accumulation of white blood cells within the walls of arteries, typically starts in childhood, artery walls thicken & the opening remains unchanged for decades. Rupture of the endothelial lining over the plaque showers clot inducing tissue into the blood blocking arteries downstream occasionally, clots over the rupture block the opening. Yet majority of events are asymptomatic. ...Read more

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What is chelation therapy for coronary heart disease?

What is chelation therapy for coronary heart disease?

Binding heavy metals: Chelation is a hypothesis that there are heavy metals present that initiate and perpetuate certain disease states. By the use of certain compounds that bind up these heavy metals and allow the body to excrete them, the conditions can be stopped or even reversed. A large nih trial some years back concluded that chelation therapy was not effecacious in the treatment of coronary disease. ...Read more

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Does accutane put you at risk for heart disease heart attack, stroke or cardiac arrest?

Does accutane put you at risk for heart disease heart attack, stroke or cardiac arrest?

No: Main side effect= very dry skin, especially lips. Headaches more likely if taking pills with Vit. A. Side effects gone 1 week after last pill. MUST avoid pregnancy while on it. ...Read more

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Could anti uricosuric agents also prevent heart /coronary arteries disease/s?

Could anti uricosuric agents also prevent heart /coronary arteries disease/s?

No: Gout is just a marker for increased heart risk. Lowering uric acid levels has never been shown to reduce the risk of heart disease. ...Read more

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Are people with dementia more susceptible to heart attacks, strokes and pulmonary embolism?

Are people with dementia more susceptible to heart attacks, strokes and pulmonary embolism?

Not necessarily: Alzheimer's dementia may overlap with vascular dementia, and the eventual symptoms can be somewhat similar. Many alzheimer's patients will have existing atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease -- and in these, heart attacks and strokes will be more common. Brain has blood vessels too! pulmonary embolism can happen if the person becomes more sedentary, and increasing the risk of blood clots. ...Read more

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How are hemophilia, myocardial infarction(heart attack), and stroke related to blood clotting?

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How are hemophilia, myocardial infarction(heart attack), and stroke related to blood clotting?

Opposites: Hemophilia is a defect of blood coagulation such that the blood does not clot. Heart attacks and strokes are a result of clots forming in the arteries feeding the heart and brain respectively. These latter clots can be formed locally due to damage to the blood vessels or an increased clotting tendency, or from clots that embolize from somewhere else in the body. ...Read more

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What can cause strokes & heart attacks?

What can cause strokes & heart attacks?

Heart attack stroke: Heart attacks and stroke have several risk factors in common- high blood pressure, smoking, high blood sugar and high blood cholesterol The arteries that supply the brain and the heart have many similarities, so problems that affect these arteries can cause illness of either the heart or the brain. ...Read more

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When does treatment with thrombolytic drugs after cva help prevent brain damage?

When does treatment with thrombolytic drugs after cva help prevent brain damage?

When given early: Optimally if given within two hrs of symptoms. May be given between 3 and 4 hrs but with increased risk and diminishing rewards. ...Read more

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Are death rates different for heart attacks and strokes?

Are death rates different for heart attacks and strokes?

Yes: According to the center for disease control the 2010 death rate stroke was 129, 000 and for heart attack, approx 500, 000. For an individual, the specifics are critical as stroke and myocardial infarction both come in many different flavors. ...Read more

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Can statins / Zetia (ezetimibe) really get rid of heart attacks and strokes?

Can statins / Zetia (ezetimibe) really get rid of heart attacks and strokes?

Prevents most events: Statins (but not zetia) can markedly decrease the risk of heart attack and stroke, depending on one's risk. Those at highest risk (e.g. 65 years old with diabetes, hypertension, smoker, cholesterol of 300 mg/dl) benefit the most, while those at low risk (e.g. 25 years old healthy individual) derive little or no benefit. ...Read more

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Why are thrombolytic drugs appropriate for treating heart attacks?

Why are thrombolytic drugs appropriate for treating heart attacks?

Some heart attacks: are caused by a clot (also known as a thrombus) that blocks the flow of blood to heart, causing a heart attack. Thrombolytics are designed to break up these clots. While there are risks to using these (or any) medications, studies have shown that in some situations, for some patients, the benefit of thrombolytics can outweigh the risks. ...Read more

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How could smoking cigarettes precipitate atherosclerosis and heart attack ?

How could smoking cigarettes precipitate atherosclerosis and heart attack ?

Tobacco use : Smoking is highly correlated with atherosclerosis and increased risk of heart attacks. Some of this is genetic and some is related to increased inflammation from the effects of smoking. ...Read more

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Does HRT cause or prevent heart and cerebrovascular disease?

Does HRT cause or prevent heart and cerebrovascular disease?

Hrt: By hrt i'm assuming you mean hormone replacement therapy in women. While this once thought of as protective it no longer is considered as such . A large study of nurses found increased cardiovascular events in women on hrt. ...Read more

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What treatment option integrates treatment for high blood pressure, arteriosclerosis, atherosclerosis, and coronary heart?

What treatment option integrates treatment for high blood pressure, arteriosclerosis, atherosclerosis, and coronary heart?

Best to Address All: The LDL & HDL lipoproteins (protein particles which carry all fats in the water outside cells, see NMR particle test) are the primary issue, along with blood glucose (optimal hba1c ?5.0%), blood pressure (sbp ?120 mmhg), no smoking & several other issues, known & not. Thus best to address all issues in unisyn, do not aim for normal. Instead aim for excellence: absence of drivers of the disease. ...Read more

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Dr. Creighton Wright
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Heart Attack (Definition)

A life-threatening condition in which the blood vessels that supply the heart are blocked so that the heart is no longer ...Read more