Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Heart Disease Treatments

These are heart disease treatments available for those inflicted with heart disease. There is no cure for heart disease. These treatments may prevent death and provide temporay relief of the pains associated with heart disease.

The Treatments

Coronary Angioplasty is a procedure done by inserting a balloon or a stent to unclog the blocked coronary arteries, when they are inhibiting sufficient blood flow and oxygen to the heart muscle.

You can read about the angioplasty procedure and the angioplasty risks and benefits here.

Coronary Bypass Surgery is an invasive surgical procedure done to re-route and bypass the clogged arteries.

Medications and vitamins are given to reduce angina pains, reduce blood pressure, reduce LDL the bad cholesterol, increase HDL the good cholesterol, and to reduce blood clotting.

EECP Enhanced External Counter Pulsation. A non-invasive procedure that is known to reduce angina pains and to simulate exercise by creating tiny new collateral arteries that allow the blood to flow, relieving the pain.

Cardiac Rehabilitation after a heart attack is a rehabilitation program done to rebuild strength and stamina. It is also a stepping stone to a real exercise program. Exercise has been shown to reduce the risks of getting another heart attack and to create new collateral arteries to supply the heart with oxygen.

The Ornish Way In Dr. Dean Ornish's book reversing heart disease, Dr. Ornish says that he has the only scientific system to reverse heart disease. His program is based on following a strict diet, exercising, meditation, and stress reduction.

Chelation is it a cure for heart disease? The Medical community and the American heart association say that it has not been proven to be effective in treating heart disease. There is a study being conducted by the NHLBI and the NCCAM to find out if it can or cannot cure heart disease.

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