Heart Failure…Simple Things You Can Do!

Heart Failure Hospitalizations Jump After Holidays,
Emergency Medicine, October 14, 2014

5 million in U.S. have heart failure
550,000 new diagnoses yearly
#1 hospital admissions for those over the age of 65

The heart is not strong enough to keep pumping out enough blood causing the heart to tire and metabolic changes that cause a fluid back up into lungs and the patient, in a sense, drowns to death.

Systolic Failure – Blood fills up into the ventricles  but heart muscle is not strong enough to push it out and there is a back up of fluid into the lungs.

Diastolic Failure – Heart muscles become stiff – so the ventricles can’t fill up with blood adequately to push blood out.

Coronary artery disease – heart disease
Heart attack
High blood pressure
High blood cholesterol
Leaky or bad heart valves
Arrhythmias – irregular heart beats
Cardiomyopathy – unknown reason
NSAIDS – nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs can make heart failure worse

Take fluid off with diuretics.
Make the heart squeeze harder
Lower blood pressure, if indicated
Lower cholesterol
Replace potassium

Plant-based diet, unprocessed, low in salt, sugar and added fat.
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Coronary heart disease is a benign food borne illness that need not exist or  progress.? Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr. MD

Daily walking

Carnitine 2000 – mg/d for 1-4 weeks (may stop after heart failure symptoms are stable. Consume with a plant based diet).
CoQ10 400-900 mg/d ubiquinol, greater than 3.5 ug/ml.
B Complex 50-100 mg
B1 100 mg/d
Lipoic Acid 300 mg/d
Magnesium 300-400 mg
Ribose 5 gms 3 x day
Vitamin D 5000 IU/d

Check thyroid, especially for  low free T3
Testosterone low – consider replacement

“SHOTGUN” UBIQUINOL – COQ10 600 mg/d with food (200 3 x day)
if subject would only take one supplement and doesn’t want to change their diet.
Congestive Heart Failure and Ubiquinol (Coenzyme Q10) interview with Peter Langsjoen, MD


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