thank you for the information on the mayo & costco website. i will look into it right now. when i say my teeth hurt, who knows it might be my jaw that has the pain. but it feels like it’s in my teeth. i feel so upset over this whole stituation!! mariana
I suffered chest pain, shoulder pain, back pain for over 18 months and my doctor treated me for heart burn. Finally after 18 months he decided to do an EKG.
The results shocked him he sent me immediately to a cardiologist for a stress test. I barely got off the machine and I was headed to the hospital for an angiogram which confirmed six blockages in my heart. I can tell you that I suffered the same symptoms you seem to have. Mine was a serious heart problem that will probably require open heart surgery. In the meantime, I have lost 35 pounds since March 12th, totally eliminated fat, sodium and cholesterol. My blood pressure has dropped from 170/110 to 120/60 and my pulse from 100-110 to 70.
Prior to my angiogram I had most of my pain when I did any thing physical after eating. If I got out of a car, tried walking more than one block, laying down after eating, etc I had various degrees of pain. I was put on Nexium (the purple pill), Rolaids and Tums. In the end the thing that helped me the most was Gas-X. I could stop the pain in a few minutes by taking one or two of the chewable tablets. Funny once I had the angiogram, the Gas-X no longer worked. Now I have to use Nitro to stop the pain when it gets bad. I am taking Avalide (300/12.5)for blood pressure, Lassix for water retention, Toprol for my heart and 20 mg of Lipitor for Cholesterol. In addition I am taking Niacin, CoQ10 and Cayan Pepper for my overall health.
My doctor told me I could be suffering both from heart burn and blocked arteries. For now we are concentrating on the blockage and trying to avoid surgery. Since I have put myself on a very restrictive diet that eliminates most any thing that might upset my stomach or create gas, I haven’t noticed any serious problem with heart burn. Things like raw onions, high acid or high fat foods are on my list of no no’s. When I drive by McDonalds, I don’t even thing about stopping.
If the cathator showed you have blockage you need to believe it, but you could still have heart burn.
to take too much when you have existing coronary artery disease.
BUT, there is only one oil that is good : flaxseed oil.
I would absolutely recommend using it every day.
It has done wonders to the people suffering of any kind of CV disease.
Person should start with one tbsp. a day, then after 2 weeks increase to 3 tbsp a day, and then after 1 week incerase to 5 tbsp or more.
Taking one tbsp per day can be done with spoon, or with sallad, with vegetable juices, …
Taking 3 or more can be done in Dr.Budwig mix:
Dr.Johanna Budwig Mix:
Put in your blender:
1 cup Organic cottage cheese (low fat, not too hard one, best make your own)(or yogurt) 3-5 Tbsp. of flaxseeed oil 1-3 Tbsp. of freshly ground up flaxseed (coffee grinder ($15) works fine) enough water to make it soft little cayenne
little red pepper
Make it very soft.
Eat some of it every day.
(PS Adjust spices for your taste !)
Another very important ting for heart diseses is to take every day one tbsp of colloidal minerals.
Colloidal minerals are source of whole spectra of minerals and contain over 77 diferent elements,easily absorbable, including selenium, copper, tin, chromium, vanadium,bromium, …
Heart diseases can be caused by any of those : internal pollution, nutritional deficiency, stress, supression, …
It is also very important to do liver cleanse !
It is also very important to eat a plenty of vegetable and fruits, and to adjust diet for blood type.
Drinking every day few glasses of fresh vegetable juices is also very important !
anywhere is whether the use of substantial amounts of flax oil or seed (or other possibly good sources of om 3s) is a good idea when a person has existing coronary artery disease as evidenced by chest pain on exertion?
Or are large amounts (e.g. 1 tbs or more) of flax oil, etc. only advisable as a preventive against cardio-vascular disease? Dr. dean ornish advises against vegetable oils, even of the highest quality, except in extremely small amounts for heart patients. Ornish himself has stated that he uses about 1/2 tsp! a day.
I worked out regularly before the attack and was in no major risk categories for the attack. After some tests (echo, heart cath) they determined there was no inherent heart disease and that I was probably suffering from viral myocarditis. I had been under alot of stress the previous months and getting run down due to over work. In fact the week before the attack I came down with shingles. I am fortunate that after 6 weeks of disability plus taking coreg and lisinopril my heart function returned to normal. I have not been on any medications since last summer and my last check up in January confirmed my heart function to be normal still. So I am extremely fortunate to have gone through this with no long term detriment to my heart.
Most of the bills were paid without problems and I don’t begrudge the co-pays I had to make given the total bill. However I have had problems with them paying the ER doctors bill. I went to an “in network” hospital but the doctor was not “in network”. They only paid about %25 of the doctors bill. I am sure it was due to coding problems because the explanation of benefits said basically the services for one charge were typically performed under another coded charge and they denied them.
I’ve gone round and round with the billing agency, the insurance company, etc. on this issue with no progress. I’ve appealed it once which was denied and plan to appeal it again. However I am trying to get better information for the next appeal.
I was wondering if anyone else has experienced problems like this and if so how you were able to resolve them (if you did successfully). I was trying to determine what might be typical (or as they say reasonable and customary) charges for and ER doctor providing approximately 1 to 1.5 hours of service for a patient suffering a heart attack.
I would appreciate any input anyone has on this subject. Thank you.
By ICD, i mean defib device. That shouldn’t be a problem as in EECP or ECP your heart beats normally. But all EECP centers are run by cardiologists who will know and you should make the nurse who runs the machine aware of it as well.
If there are any problem, there is a stop button on the control panel that releases pressure immediately and the machine is designed to stop on any abnormal heart beat. The nurses are always very attentive, especially for the first few teatments, after that they get a little slack, however that stop button is positioned so the patient can hit it as well.
but you should have seen the young Muslim woman’s face in Istanbul when my wife said, oh they are not for me, they are for my husband!
The first Cardiologist stopped EECP and refused to allow me to continue because of blisters. I told her my heart was more important than my skin but she refused to budge. I told her that maybe if I got some lycra pants like bicycle or ski pants it would help and she said it would be worse.
I got on the net and contacted the manufacturer of the machine and they told me to buy pantyhose and continue if I could stand it. She however would not allow it again till the blisters healed which takes two weeks even with the recommendation I got from Vaso Medical to continue with the pantyhose to cut the friction. I asked for another doctor but he told me he was too busy.
I contacted the doctor that had left there (Memorial) for American hospital and he said they were getting an EECP machine in a week, and I could be the first patient on it and I was. The other doctor was mad as hell, but I could care less, I told them when I left that she was not reasonable at all, and I think she got in a little trouble over it. I hoped that she learned that patients have a right to make decisions on their medical care as well as doctors.
In Canada I did the treadmill till I experienced angina then immediately got the ultrasound look at what my heart was doing under those stress conditions. The lower part of the heart stops working showing it is oxygen deprived. Angiogram won’t show this as it is not a quick procedure like ultrasound and you can’t just jump from the treadmill to the Angiogram table, obviously.
Did you misunderstand me? I jumped off the treadmill for ULTRASOUND not angiogram. Angiogram takes time to set up, you have to be preped, which means shaved and betadined to make the area sterile, then you go on the table and they insert the sheath into the artery and slide in the guidewire, then the catheter and inject dye into the left and right major arteries. All this takes time so there is no way to observe the heart working under stress. You can only do that with ultrasound because everything is in the same room and you can go right from the treadmill immediately to the table for the ultrasound look at the stressed heart.
In my case it was plain to see that under stress the lower part and posterior wall wasn’t working at all. A couple of shots of nitro and in a few minutes it was back to near normal.
My angina is definitely attributable to large occlusions in all the vessels both at proximal, mid and distal ends. So far the only thing that has saved me is the EECP, Granocyte and Nitro.
Here is a before and after angiogram.
Notice how some of the major arteries just abruptly end. Also you see in the lower left corner a very long one coming from the right side of the heart which is a collateral moving across to support both sides.
Notice how that collateral I was talking about has now occluded near the main branch but there is a horseshoe collateral formed to support it. This is the product of EECP. Anyone with angina should do EECP as it is non evasive. Women should wear pantyhose under the cotton stretch pants they give you. It helps cut abrasion, even I had to wear two pairs because of a rare skin condition. Diabetics need to do that as well.
Notice also the proliferation of new blood vessels. There are two sessions of EECP and this last picture was taken after the last one. Before the granocyte treatment, I had angina so bad I couldn’t breathe and would have died if I hadn’t had nitro. Nitro works in a few minutes and my wife had to get it for me because I couldn’t move. Obviously, you don’t have it very bad yet, but carry nitro so you don’t have to suffer. If you could see the whole angiogram, you would see when they injected dye in the right coronary artery, it traveling over to the left coronary artery and lighting up that side as well.
The kings in Americka probably won’t allow you to have granocyte but that is without any pain and quick. It takes two weeks to see results. EECP is 35 treatments and you can double up on them, like one in the morning and one in the afternoon, so you are looking at one to two months time for the treatments. Effects of EECP last for some 6 months. I think you could probably get granocyte treatments in Mexico or you could travel to Europe or Asia for them. They are expensive, the medicine costs at least $700 (i am from Florida and take payday loan here cause i have a bad credit history) and the blood tests as much or more. I am buying mine from SE Asia and having it shipped to me.
If you knew someone in Mexico you could probably have it shipped there, then go down and get the shots and tests and return. In England they send the medicine home with the patient and the patient themselves or a nurse injects it. I haven’t heard of any side effects at all other than bone pain and a short fever.
All of the tests taken (including the echo & the nuclear stress test) earlier made us think that I had a blockage on the left side. It was the angiogram that showed that the inactivity wasn’t due to a blockage but due to not having a left main coronary artery.