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Top Bio-Markers For Heart DiseaseHomocystine,Theoretically, an elevated level of homocysteine in the blood (hyperhomocysteinemia) is believed to cause narrowing and hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis). This narrowing and hardening of the vessels is thought to occur through a variety of ways involving elevated homocysteine. The blood vessel narrowing in turn leads to diminished blood flow through the affected arteries. Elevated levels of homocysteine in the blood may also increase the tendency to excessive blood clotting. Blood clots inside the arteries can further diminish the flow of blood. The resultant lack of blood supply to the heart muscles may cause heart attacks, and the lack of blood supply to the brain causes strokes. Elevated homocysteine levels also have been shown to be associated with formation of blood clots in veins (deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism).
WORLD RENOWNED HEART SURGEON SPEAKS OUT ON WHAT REALLY CAUSES HEART DISEASE
We physicians with all our training, knowledge and au...thority often
acquire a rather large ego that tends to make it difficult to admit we are wrong. So, here it is. I freely admit to being wrong. As a heart surgeon with 25 years experience and having performed over 5,000 open-heart surgeries, today is my day to right the wrong with medical and scientific fact.
I trained for many years with other prominent physicians labeled “opinion makers.” Bombarded with scientific literature, continually attending education seminars, we opinion makers insisted heart disease resulted from the simple fact of elevated blood cholesterol.
The only accepted therapy was prescribing medications to lower cholesterol and a diet that severely restricted fat intake. The latter of course we insisted would lower cholesterol and heart disease. Deviations from these recommendations were considered heresy and could quite possibly resul…
Golden Monkey Loose-Leaf Black Tea What Are the Best Supplements For Heart Disease? Garlic: According to some
studies, garlic may decrease blood levels of total cholesterol by a few
percentage points. Other studies, however, suggest that it may not be as
beneficial as once thought. It may also have significant side effects and/or
interactions with certain medications. Garlic may prolong bleeding and blood
clotting time, so garlic and garlic supplements should not be consumed prior to
surgery and should not be taken with blood-thinning medications such as
Coumadin (warfarin). Red Yeast Rice: Red yeast rice
has been found to lower cholesterol in studies and was previously found in the
over-the-counter supplement Cholestin. However, in 2001, FDA took Cholestin off
the shelf because it contained lovastatin, a compound found in the cholesterol
prescription medication Mevacor. Reformulated "Cholestin" no longer
contains red yeast rice. Other red yeast rice-containing supplements curr…