Within 6 years after a recognized
heart attack (MI), 18% of men
On July 13, 2001 I had experienced a Myocardial Infarction (MI),
more commonly known as a heart attack. My critical LAD artery (also
known as the widow maker artery) contained a blockage of over 90%.
A blood clot was unable to navigate its way through it. In addition
to the major blockage in my LAD, my Second Margina was blocked 50-70%
and my RCA mid showed light blockage. The dedicated Cardiology Department
at Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem did a fantastic job on me; an angiogram,
angioplasty (ballooning) and PCI (stent insertion) to the LAD were
performed. On July 20, 2001 I was released from the hospital with
my new stent in place and a long list of prescription medications
to take, including a cholesterol lowering statin.
By the middle of 2003, I had learned that the medical world is not
at all unanimous in blaming cholesterol levels in the blood as the
major cause of heart disease (known as the lipid hypothesis). I became
aware of a growing movement of doctors and research scientists led
by Dr. Uffe Ravnskov, who have unequivocally substantiated that cholesterol
is not the cause of heart disease. His classic book "The
Cholesterol Myths" to me was truly revolutionary.
A triple bypass (which included the totally blocked LAD stent proximity from 2007) was performed. Although the reasons for the deterioration in my existing heart disease over the years can be debated, I have been leading a very full and active life without sacrificing documented quality of life statin induced side effects. Despite the exisiting heart desease, my new life style has prevented new heart disease from developing. In my particular case, would industry accepted statin dosages have prevented deterioration in my existing heart disease condition? No one can really answer that definitively. The medical literature is full of examples of reoccuring heart attacks in patients who were still using statin medication3.
In "Chronic Total Occlusion: After the Heart Attack, the Statins and Restenosis" (previously released in 2007 as The Next 20,000), I explain and substantiate the life style changes that I have adapted that prevented new heart disease from developing and allowed me to enjoy a full life despite the 100% blockage to my LAD.
Living with Restenosis is
a 2-in-1 book including
Why a 2-in-1 book? Aren't they both independent entities?
On the one hand, they are. They can be purchased separately. On the
other hand, each one is incomplete. They compliment each other; they
convey the whole story.
1 Fuster V et al, Hurst's The Heart, Mcgraw-Hill 2000, 7
2 Golomb B, McGraw J.,Lack of Physician Response Toward Perceived Statin Adverse Events" paper presented at the American Heart Association, 45th Annual Conference on Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology and Prevention in association with the Council on Nutrition, Physical Activity and Metabolism April 29-May 2, 2005, Washington D.C
3 Kauffman J. Malignant Medical Myths: Why Medical Treatment Causes 200,000 Deaths in the USA each Year, and How to Protect Yourself, Infinity Publishing, 2006,166
4 Graveline D, The Statin Damage Crisis, Chapter 13, 'Failure of Medwatch', Kindle edition
5 Stone M. Chronic Total Occlusion, Chapter 19: Troficide is the systematic nutritional killing or maiming of humans regardless of national, ethnic, racial or religious group, as such: Killing members of the group; Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group; Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part; and forcibly transferring children from their mothers’ breasts.
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