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Antidepressants Linked to Thicker Arteries
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Antidepressants have now been linked to arteriosclerosis. Studies on the thickness of the carotid artery show that there is a progression of arteriosclerosis that is four times more than normal if someone is on an SSRI antidepressant in identical twins when one is on an SSRI antidepressant the other is not. This adds to the welln known dangers ...

Chelation Therapy, Does it Work? with Ellie Hynote, MD
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At last there is a long term NIH-funded study to determine whether or not chelation therapy works for people with coronary heart disease. Controversy and political pressure are affecting whether or not the study will be completed.

Coronary Artery Stents: Do You Need One?
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The logic of identifying blockages in the coronary arteries and opening them with either a stent or surgical bypass makes a lot of sense. However, logic does not always turn out to provide the correct answer. We do nearly 1 million stent procedures to open blocked arteries every year in the US but unless we do them in the acute setting of ...

Do We Do Too Many Angioplasties and Stents?
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Most angioplasties and stents used to treat acute heart attacks or unstable angina in the US are necessary and lifesaving. We know that these procedures are not indicated for people with coronary artery blockages who are stable; only about 3% benefit from these invasive procedures compared to medical treatment alone using pharmaceutical ...

Minimizing Stroke
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Dr. Saputo defines what a stroke is, how it affects the brain, and reviews how it affects our body. The difference between a transient ischemic attack (TIA) and stroke is reviewed. The importance of getting to an emergency room immediately can be critical in dissolving the clot. The action of aspirin and ginkgo biloba in the setting of a stroke ...

Preview, Coronary Artery Stents, Do You Need One?
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The logic of identifying blockages in the coronary arteries and opening them with either a stent or surgical bypass makes a lot of sense. However, logic does not always turn out to provide the correct answer. We do nearly 1 million stent procedures to open blocked arteries every year in the US but unless we do them in the acute setting of ...

Stroke Overview
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This is an extensive overview of stroke. The cause of most strokes is the result of interrupted blood flow to the brain from plaque, clots, and bleeding. Transient ischemic attacks are often the warning of an impending stroke and it is a medical emergency. Guidelines for recognizing and managing stroke are reviewed. The importance of a healthy ...

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