Coronary Artery Disease Articles:

Western Medicine Fails Tim Russert

The shocking death of Tim Russert last Friday has left an entire nation wondering what happened. He was a model patient, doing everything his doctors asked. All major media have run articles trying to explain the nuances and difficulties in treating coronary artery disease. These articles find little fault in Russert’s care, trying to create the idea that his heart attack was just too hard to predict and that all that could have been done for him was done. I beg to differ. His death represents the failure of standard medical care to produce a positive result – an occurrence that is all too common in today’s world.

Read More:  blood pressure medication, coronary artery disease, inflammation, long flight times, statins, Tim Russert

Antioxidants Low in Coronary Artery Disease

Antioxidant status was evaluated in 1462 patients undergoing coronary angiography. Researchers found that patients with coronary artery disease had lower levels of vitamin C, gamma-tocopherol, lycopene, lutein, zeaxanthin, alpha-carotene, and beta-carotene, compared to controls.

Read More:  antioxidants, beta carotene, coronary artery disease, Vitamin C

Common Air Pollution in Coronary Artery Disease

t is now well known that inflammation is the driving force behind heart disease. A recent study analyzed the affects of inflammation in response to common pollution and found there was a significant increase in inflammatory markers in their blood, blood cells were more likely to stick together (clot risk), and key antioxidant enzymes were lowered.

Read More:  antioxidants, coronary artery disease, pollution

Bisphenol A Linked to Increased Rate of Heart Disease

While the FDA drags its feet on Bisphenol A (BPA) regulation so as to stave off a flood of lawsuits against the plastics industry, British researchers have documented that United States citizens have a 33% higher risk for coronary artery disease if they have higher levels of Bisphenol A.

Read More:  Bisphenol A, coronary artery disease, FDA

A Flat Stomach is Best for Your Heart and Brain

Two new studies confirm that the 50% of Americans who are overweight in midlife need to get serious about solving their metabolic problems. One study links the extra weight to an increased risk for dementia and Alzheimer’s. The other study links a fat stomach to double the risk of death from coronary artery disease. Neither study is good news for an American public with rapidly expanding waistlines.

Read More:  coronary artery disease, dementia, mortality, overweight

Fat Build Up On the Outside of the Heart Predicts Problems in Arteries

I refer to the problem as “fat in all the wrong places.” It is most common in overweight people, but can happen in anyone. When such fat surrounds your arteries or heart in excess it generates significant inflammatory signals into your arteries, provoking the process of plaque formation. It is interesting that this is not fat inside your arteries that is doing this, it is fat on the outside – and it is a major health problem faced by millions of Americans.

Read More:  athersclerosis, coronary artery disease, fat around the arteries, fat around the heart

Q10 Boosts Antioxidant Status in Patients with Heart Disease

Coenzyme Q10 has long been regarded as a cardiovascular-friendly nutrient, helping your heart have energy and function better. In a 12-week study with patients who have artery disease, it was found that 150 mg of Q10 per day significantly reduced free radical damage in their circulation. The researchers concluded that “Coenzyme Q10 supplements at a dose of 150 mg can decrease oxidative stress and increase antioxidant enzyme activity in patients with coronary artery disease.”

Read More:  antioxidant, coronary artery disease, inflammation, Q10

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