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Angioplasty, yes or no, alternative procedures to removing plaque?

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Couldn't tell from hearing only figured that out from zooming in on post, to my old ears.

But yes my indian (east push button not pull start or feather) speaks like four languages italian, french, german and indian (unsure of dialect) oh and american english.


Does your Indian doctor speak Italian? The Doctor in the video is Italian, not Indian.
 

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Wish you were near me just a few years ago as our hospital has what was once the #2 rating in the country. That was under that was under the name of "The Ronnie Green Heart Center" then the bean counters and advertising guys decided to maximize their patient turn over and maximize profits reorganizing under the name of the Georgia Heart Center pulling patients from around the country in manner 19 cardiologists left in 2019. They have done well rebuilding but last I heard that #2 in nation is currently #3 in Georgia.

If you have some test scores that are baffling if willing to send the reports I can put in front of doctor who told my parents and me option #1 and dad had six months of healthy happy living left folloved by six months of steep decline resulting in death in about 18 months. To go home, get paperwork ready before deemed unable to change or even write a will, get out in his garden and live life.

Diagnosed him with cancer in lungs and brain. Option #2, go to an oncologist who would say "we can cure this" then torture him for the next six months with chemo and radiation and the "cure" would kill him in six months. My brother pitched a fit (my doc buddy does not do a practice but runs a research center but was mine, wifes and parents GP, internist, etc but would not see brother because would not follow recommendations) and told mom they were going to get at least two opinions from a "real cancer specialist".

Found his specialist who told mom and brother (I was not made aware of this until called and told dad was in heart center) he could cure the cancer. My friend said the cancer could be cured but the cure would kill him in six months as his heart and lungs were not strong enough to survive the cancer treatment. Six months and two weeks or six months and two days after cancer treatment began dad passed after six months of hell where he spent more time in hospitals than not.

Watched my buddy cry saying "I told them and your brother stole a year of Wally's life" of which he had said first six months would feel fine, next six sick but o.k. then at 14 months hospice care till passed peacefully. Have sat in his office while calling doctors all over the country patients had disease x or y and were terminal. Many doctors reacted belligerent and would argue while I watch tears roll down his cheeks.

Jave heard him consult with doctors about a patient and say they have disease "a" or "b" and if treated with new medicine FDA approved x months ago had a 70% or better chance to survive. Almost half don't understand what he has diagnosed just reviewing records, have not heard of new medicine and let their patients die and he stresses out wondering why they asked for his review if going to totally ignore his diagnosis because they didn't understand it.

Every scan you take leave the building with the disk and ask when written report will be ready to pick up. Get hard copy and electronic copies of all tests as soon as completed saving them all. If want will get my buddy to look at anything confusing you. He is more than a doctor, he is a healer and runs one of the top research facilities in the country. Has a cure for strokes, blood test for early detection of Alzjeimers and the cure. It will hault progression in most, reverse it some in many and slow it significantly in worst patients.

He does Phase 2 and Phase 3 tests of new medications and treatments so knows what the cutting edge is. The "expert in his field" told us wife would be bedridden in assisted living within two years in 2011. Took results to buddy, said there was a new medicine being tested in Geneva and Paris labs, was between Phase 2 and Phase 3 and made the call to get her in the program. She quit her job and spent the next three years riding motorcycle three weeks of the month (could not ride the week of an infusion first two years) but then was gone all the time riding her bike with friends and to visit family except to come home for treatments.

If we got a "customs" or FDA issue blocking her meds getting in U.S. I would fly to Paris or Geneva and bring them home. The expert said she would be bedridden by 2013, she has now reached point in bone loss and resulting pain is in bed 25% of time. Instead of full time wheelchair diagnosed by 2012/2013 she only uses wheelchair in house one to three days per month or when we go to doctors that require more than a couple hundred yards of walking on concrete and hard floors.

She still drives, uses a cane most of the time and even rides her full size Harley bagger when feels good and weather is nice. She prefers to have help getting it off and on the kickstand as has lost a lot of strength and some rides are less than 20 minutes because pain overcomes her and some will get four to five hours in saddle 90 to 120 minutes between half hour rest periods. Don't understand a test and willing I will sit in front of my buddy and have him email or call you with explanation and advice. Best I can do, not a heart doc but know a guy who is on leading edge of treatments for hundreds of diseases and cares about people, not money.
 

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Along with the aforementioned "advice", I am 50 years old. I have never smoked, never drank a drop of alcohol, never any illicit drugs, never any type of tobacco and no colas. I drink 1 Sprite in a day or two. Hearts kill my family on both sides at about 63 years old or so. I'm very active and always have been. I'm beginning to show a belly, though. I went in for a medical procedure 3 years ago that required blood work. My cholesterol was 409! Dr. yelled a bit and wanted to prescribe meds. I later went to my late shooting buddy's and gave him the info. He was 72 and went to a wholistic type doc. He said the secret may be apple cider vinegar with the mother in it. I bought a jar and religiously, 3 times a day, took a table spoon of it with orange juice. Man that stuff is rough, but beats the alternative. 2 years ago, I need blood work again and the cholesterol was reduced to 211 with not other change. Doc changed up a bit, but monitored it. Last year, I took one of those calcium heart tests at the hospital because my boss was harping on it. That test was a "0", the best one could get. Absolutely no blockage, they say. I just gave blood about a month ago for them to try and figure out my recent situation and the cholesterol was down to 159. New family doc and she wanted to prescribe nothing, saw my charts, docs simply don't want to believe vinegar may work because there's no money in it. I recently found out that the same doseage of vinegar I've been using daily is now made in pill form and I now have those. I'll continue to use them. My buddy went completely off his blood meds after using this for years. Good luck, maybe it'll work for you. It cannot hurt.

Leland
 

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Along with the aforementioned "advice", I am 50 years old. I have never smoked, never drank a drop of alcohol, never any illicit drugs, never any type of tobacco and no colas. I drink 1 Sprite in a day or two. Hearts kill my family on both sides at about 63 years old or so. I'm very active and always have been. I'm beginning to show a belly, though. I went in for a medical procedure 3 years ago that required blood work. My cholesterol was 409! Dr. yelled a bit and wanted to prescribe meds. I later went to my late shooting buddy's and gave him the info. He was 72 and went to a wholistic type doc. He said the secret may be apple cider vinegar with the mother in it. I bought a jar and religiously, 3 times a day, took a table spoon of it with orange juice. Man that stuff is rough, but beats the alternative. 2 years ago, I need blood work again and the cholesterol was reduced to 211 with not other change. Doc changed up a bit, but monitored it. Last year, I took one of those calcium heart tests at the hospital because my boss was harping on it. That test was a "0", the best one could get. Absolutely no blockage, they say. I just gave blood about a month ago for them to try and figure out my recent situation and the cholesterol was down to 159. New family doc and she wanted to prescribe nothing, saw my charts, docs simply don't want to believe vinegar may work because there's no money in it. I recently found out that the same doseage of vinegar I've been using daily is now made in pill form and I now have those. I'll continue to use them. My buddy went completely off his blood meds after using this for years. Good luck, maybe it'll work for you. It cannot hurt.

Leland

Maybe try fermented pickle juice, goes down a lot smoother and tastes good. You can make your own or buy pickles like Bubbies in the refrigerated section....

ymmv...
 

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Dr Mandell just posted this.


Effect of Garlic and Lemon Juice Mixture on Lipid Profile and Some Cardiovascular Risk Factors in People 30-60 Years Old with Moderate Hyperlipidaemia: A Randomized Clinical Trial - PubMed
 

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I had a triple bypass when I was four months from my 40th birthday, I have heart-related issues on both sides of my family my birth father died of a massive heart attack at forty-two years old. My bypasses accuded about a year after I had them done and since then I have had three medicated stents put in. I was on statins for over fifteen years and they pretty much destroyed my muscles. I still have to take numerous medications related to heart problems. I'm going to be sixty-nine in about two months and I worked in a Steel Mill here locally for about 25 years as a maintenance welder before retiring in 2000.
 

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So they say..

Hey 29mm and 39mm.

Dems some big guns ehhh ?

There is no pericardial effusion, physiologic quantity of fluid. Aortic caliber within normal limits, 39 mm ascending, 29 mm descending. The visualized portions of the upper abdomen are grossly unremarkable. The visualized portions of the lung are normally aerated. Relatively prominent spondylosis.
 
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Got my blood work back yesterday. Every time I see this woman practitioner, she says she's jealous of my cholesterol numbers. No heart disease in my lineage. Cancer is a different story.
 

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Vitamin D3 with Vitamin K2.

The problem seems to be many are deficient in D3 and K2 so calcium starts to be deposited in the eyes, joints, arteries, etc. The D3 moves the calcium and the K2 deposits it in the bones where it needs to be.

Tons of videos on Youtube on it.

Personally I have been taking D3/K2 for the past year about 4 times a week and overall my health is better.

I think we will find a lot of the conventional wisdom they have told to people over the past 40 years is probably killing off a bunch of people.
 

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Blood pressure jumped one evening with pressure in the upper center. Thought it was heart burn, but the antacids failed to work this time like they usually did. Went to ER , my EKG's were normal. Bloodwork came back with slight elevated Triponin l levels. Doc offered to send me home with some Nitro , saying it could just be Angina. No way to tell for certain unless I agreed to the Angiogram, which I did. Pain got progressively worse while I waited 36hrs for an opening
Lucky me... 99% blocked in one and 80-85 % in the others

He said I might not have survived another event had I waited
 

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Always eat around the outside of the grocery store.. do not venture in to the aisles.
Agreed. I make a few exceptions, I like to have some Doritos on occasion so I keep a bag around and also buy a box of Crispex or something here or there.

Other than that thanks to a bunch of local farms most of my eggs, dairy and meat come from within a few miles of home and also am able to get fruit and veg in season. In the summer I only need one trip a month to the supermarket and in the winter maybe two and am probably more dependent on the supermarket in the winter. Usually I drive a distance for Wegman's which has high quality stuff. I'm excited because spring is on it's way and the one Mennonite market i get a lot of fruit and veg from will be opening up here soon in a few weeks and the bike trail will dry out for biking.
 

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my cousins wife helped build up a local cardiac-cath lab, over the years she worked w/ one of the best heart surgeons in the country, a short to the point terrible bedside manner woman, when she switched from working w/ Carolyn Schaffer to building the new cath lab she was second in command and they built a great lab, day after new years one year she went to work to find out almost every member of the cath lab furloughed and replaced w/ Hindu Indians for about half the salary

but she always said the cath lab is much safer and while just looking around and find a blockage they can quickly insert a stent or two or three as needed

I’m a Neuro-Interventional radiologic technologist. We do angioplasties and stents everyday. I’ve been doing these since 1993. Let me tell you, sugar, diabetes, nicotine, and calorie overload are the source of the problem in my opinion. Nothing will reverse old plaques as they are literally as hard as concrete. They can pop our 35psi balloons sometimes! The honey is pure sugar and will make things worse. The only way to keep the damaged vessels from progressing are stick to a strict under 2000 calorie KETO diet. They are finding now that having low cholesterol, avoiding meats and fats actually causes vascular disease. LDL is not bad, it’s the size of your particular LDL particles. All the eat bread, cereals, and fruit crap forced on people by politicians has caused all the problems that were not an issue in the old days. Most doctors are very resistant to change and admit they have been making things worse. Good luck.
 

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yes, on Tuesday of this week, took 6 minutes total, it was pelvis to mid chest, looking for possible double hernia and maybe excess retained fluid - if excess fluid surgeon will send me for a paracentesisthe (foot long needle too draw it off), last year in rehab they pulled 21 liters out of me in two days after I had told then DO NOT PUT ME ON A SALINE DRIP IV !! I gained 50 pounds in 4 days when they did that stupid move, dropped weight quickly w/ the needle

Anyone here had a CAC SCAN ?

 
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