Life-saving Devices For Heart Issues

People that suffer from heart disease or heart irregularities, benefit from the following three unique technological inventions that have saved thousands of lives.

The Artificial Pacemaker: In the late nineteenth century, a scientist discovered the benefits of applying electrical currents to the heart. Several decades later, the first implantable pacemaker was created. Today, pacemakers vary in complexity and application, with some pacemakers doubling as defibrillators. If you suffer from heart disease or irregularities, it is important that the people close to you are trained at CPR, but having a pacemaker helps to maintain a regular heartbeat.

An Alert System: The AngelMed Guardian System is also an implantable device, but rather than send electrical currents through the heart, it merely alerts its wearer if he or she is about to suffer a heart attack, so that trained medical specialists, such as an EKG technician, can attend to the patient. The device also tracks and stores information about the heart that can then be shared with the wearer’s physician.

Wearable Defibrillator: Designed for people at high risk for sudden cardiac arrest, wearable defibrillator vests transmit a shock at the first moment of cardiac arrest. Like the alert systems, the vests also record ECG information about the heart, to be shared with physicians and trained medical technicians. Wearable defibrillators keep patients safe when there are no trained professionals nearby, and provide a sense of security for high-risk patients.

Hope For Class Iv Congestive Heart Failure Patients

If you bothered to click into this article, it only means 2 things; you either have congestive heart failure or know someone who has congestive heart failure. Congestive heart failure is not something we think about, it just happens, it sneaks up and attacks, leaving us changed for life. The guardian angel, always present by our side now has a companion. The dreaded grim reaper. He may not be visible, but he is felt, letting us know our mortality has been compromised. He keeps his distance at times but he has become part of us, a constant shadow following us around.

We try to make the best of it; try to assume that nothing much has really changed, that with a bit of good living well get by just fine. I guess that is the only logical way to react, we keep up a good smile to friends and family, not letting them know how sick we really are and to keep the peace, they go along with the ruse. Doctors are good at keeping up a good front, saying just take your meds, get exercise and youll be fine. But Ive had some of the more non delicate types who break the code of silence, daring to say out loud, Mr. Verge, you are really living on the edge. Like this is my choice, like Ive planned it all. And he had the uncouth nature to say this in front of family, he broke the rules. He dared to tell the truth, not that I really care, but in front of loved ones. Definitely not a charm school candidate.

And there are those of you out there that managed to just get the acknowledgement of the reaper, your guardian angels were working overtime. You are class I, head of the class I should say. You can still go out and play, yours was a warning, so behavemy lucky ones. The medical society has grouped us into 4 classes, all written in roman numerals for some odd reason. Class IV, my class, well, I guess you could say the guardian angel was out having a smoke when the reaper came to visit that day. His scythe left us scarred and breathless, forever married to endless tests, doctors, medications and a whole shopping list of worries. We are the bearers of strange devices that keep us going, our invisible guardian angel now has some mechanical help. In my opinion we are the strong ones, because no matter how hard it hurts, we keep that smile going. No matter how out of breath we get, we manage to climb that set of stairs. We keep going despite the odds, we are hopeful and we are determined to beat the reaper.

Theres no reason for me to go through the basics, we have all arrived here, many through no fault of our own and we are struggling to understand the best way to proceed, to improve, to breathe and to do those little things we took for granted before. A simple walk never became such a daunting task. Im going on 3 years now, have had 3 different defibrillators/pacemakers and hospitalized 7 separate times just for heart operations. I feel like I have the right to comment, Ive earned it, my ticking badge may be internal, but the scars I bear are very visible on the outside.

It took me almost 6 months to learn that I had congestive heart failure. For some odd reason I was only told that I had a massive heart attack and should look for a new vocation. None of my questions were really answered; everything was cloaked in some mysterious shroud, the disease that couldnt be mentioned to me. My cardiologist said just hang in there and when I complained about the daily chest pains, he said it was probably a touch of heartburn. At that, the red lights went off in my head. When the coughing of blood became daily, I kissed the old doctors goodbye and headed for the specialists.

A brand new world opened up, but the word transplant was the sacred word of the day. A word that would soon come to taunt me. I almost fainted the first time I heard it, I thought the heart could repair itselflittle did I know. Then I saw a congestive heart failure specialist, he said transplant. I went to another cardiologist and again the word transplant crept into the conversation. I went for a 3rd opinion just in case, and again, I could hear the echoed word transplant bouncing off the white Formica in the room.

Since then Ive read everything I could get my hands on, internet, books, articles, anything. Ive heard of all sorts of cures, from heart nets to shrink the heart, left ventricular assistance devices, some type of cuffing and blood pumping system which I cant even remember, ventricular reconstruction to actually cut out the dead scarred section and to sew it back up to endless vitamin and supplement cures. Every single idea I have taken seriously and I have seriously passed these notions by my heart failure specialist and each time, I get that condescending look, with the inevitable shaking of the head. His one comment to me was I shouldnt read too much. HA! the only thing I ever got from him were a few pamphlets telling me what I already knew, exalting the upmost holy trinity of class IV lessons. No salt. Watch the liquid intake and exercise.

So my fellow pupils in class IV, how are we to learn to out dance the dance of death? There a few options for us. Of course there is transplant, for some that is the only solution. We can continue with our daily struggle and just grin and bear it, hoping for the best. But for us that still can move about I suggest a newer approach, again something the cardiologists wont mention, a field that has been squashed by the last administration for 8 years. A reason to hope.

STEM CELL IMPLANTATION

Dont worry you good Christians out there, the world has evolved and science can now take your cells, duplicate them and make them usable to help repair our broken and damaged hearts. Aint no baby controversy here for this to even make Fox News. This is a real and growing industry already accepted in many parts of the world as a normal solution to regenerating dead and scarred areas of the heart muscle. It is called adult stem cell therapy .

Just think, a disease that kills some 1400 daily can now be reversed. At the 16th annual world congress on anti-aging medicine (Washington, D.C./ speaker Dr. Grekos) the company Regenocyte, a stem cell therapy for heart patients saw an average increase of 21% in ejection fraction rates as well as the patients heart failure class status. Class IV patients have moved on up to class II within 6 months of therapy. This is not science fiction, this is happening right now. And the word is GLOBALLY. Can you imagine our grand pharmaceuticals giants are probably all champing at the bit to be the first to get FDA approval. And I am sure it is not out of the goodness of the heart. (No pun intended)

If you are financially well off and ready to take the leap, there are already many companies welcoming your paychecks. These companies, albeit many having headquarters in United States, do their unsanctioned dealings abroad, escaping the grip and ire of the FDA. Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, Panama, Israel, Thailand, Germany. The list grows every day and will continue to grow for people who can afford it, why notit works. The list is as interesting as the countries where they originate, names like Angioblast, Regenocyte, Cellartis, Neurotherapeutics, Vescell, Bioheart , Xcell and Neuronova. Every developed, developing and even so called 3rd world countries are investing in this boom of the future. In the United States alone, there are 43 separate stem cell research and development companies.

The real HOPE in all of this for us peons of class IV is that in the United States, all and every study is still in clinical trial, still not approved by the FDA, although it is being performed throughout the worldand this makes it to our advantage. Need you ask why? There is one simple answer, we are guinea pigs and the price is normally free. I can guarantee you that this will not last long. And for me, it is my only chance to improve from a debilitating state to a semi-normal state. No one will rip open my rib cage, I will not have to suffer the trials and tribulations of a heart transplant. I just may be able to out dance the reaper through modern medicine. I am more than ready to start and cheer and put on my sailin shoes.

I am not a medical professional; I am a victim, a patient, looking for answers to help myself. I do not advocate that you run out and do a clinical trial. But I do advocate that you read all of the available information for heart improvement. I have found that the established cardio experts still stick to the old school of methods, that is to say, transplant. I am offering options and knowledge which is often brushed under the carpet when you see your cardiologist.

To find out about clinical trials, check out www.clinicaltrials.gov and I guarantee you if you search, you will find. Almost all major medical universities and hospitals are offering clinical trials in adult stem cell research. There is a pharmaceutical race going on, and we may be the winners. University of Minnesota, Cleveland Heart Clinic, University of Pittsburgh, Heart institute of Texas, Mt. Sinai and NY Colombia Presbyterian, just to name a few, are all busy at work with clinical trials.

My purpose in this article is to offer hope to those of us who are caught in the grips of the reaper, the dreaded class IV of congestive heart failure. We have the means possible to out dance the grim reaper and to start to take normal walks again with a smiling angel sitting on our shoulders.

Almost all of the home pages for the companies listed here can be found in my stumbleupon account, under the name of newayswealth, along with other interesting tidbits.

Eat and live well.
Quiero mas. Mucho mucho mas.

Best Diet Plan For Heart Patients

Heart disease kills millions of people annually. There are factors that we cannot control, but put us at increased risk for heart disease. These factors include increasing age, being male, and having a family history of heart disease. Fortunately, one of the things that we can control when it comes to heart disease is eating a heart-healthy diet. This diet is good for everyone, not only people who have heart disease.

Choose foods that are low in saturated fats and trans fats – Saturated fats are most often found in dairy products, as well as coconut and palm oil. choose unsaturated fats, but you still want to make sure that you are not eating too much fat. Unsaturated fats are found in foods such as nuts and seeds, olive and canola oil, safflower and soybean oils.

High-sodium diets are the enemy of a healthy heart. It is essential that you keep your sodium intake as low as possible. For starters, cut down on sodas (including diet sodas), salty snacks and any other obviously-salty items.

Next to salt, sugar is your second-biggest enemy for your post-heart surgery diet. Avoid all products with high doses of sucrose, high fructose corn syrup and other sugars. Doing so will be much easier on your heart.

Increase your fiber intake – We should be getting twenty-five to thirty-five grams of fiber every day. Fiber is beneficial in promoting regularity, lowering cholesterol, and controlling blood sugar levels. You will find fiber in fruits and vegetables, whole-grain breads, and in beans and bran to name a few.

For the plan to produce results, it’s important to keep hydration levels up by drinking plenty of water: 6-8 cups is recommended. This also aids digestion. Some concerns about this diet stem from the restricted levels of calories and nutrition. As the calories provided in this diet are so low, it’s is likely that followers will feel hunger pangs and lower energy levels, especially by the third day. Vitamins and minerals are also low so that probably a multi vitamin supplement should be recommended as an additional source.

The cabbage soup diet is a great morale booster. And you don’t just eat cabbage soup either. You get a set food plan for each of the seven days of the plan. Over the week you get a variety of foods including fruits, vegetables, meats, even bananas one day. Plus all the soup you want each day. And you can vary the soup to suit your tastes. Cabbage soup isn’t necessarily bland. You can spice it up as you like.

But alas, no pastries or bread for the week. No brownies, peanut butter cookies or sweet potato casserole! No sweet desserts. But it wouldn’t be a diet without a little hardship would it.

Medanta A Specialized Heart Institute In Delhi

There are several diseases but Heart Disease is the most dangerous where you always head for best of the best medical care services. Medanta is one of the most presumed hospitals in India, located in Gurgaon, provides exceptional medical care services to patients. This is the foremost reason why patients come from different parts of the world to get excellent treatment at reasonable prices.

The heart institute in Delhi aims at thinning the upsetting number of cardiovascular diseases through new and state of the art programs in patient care. The institute has highly experienced doctors, best cardiac surgeons, nurses, technicians and heart experts committed of luminous superiority in patient care, education and research.

Dr. Vijay Kohli is a prominent heart surgeon in India and director of Cardiac surgery at Medanta Heart institute in Delhi. With the use of latest technology and treatment methods the Medanta Heart institute in Delhi is patient-centric and includes academic department which aims at helping the patients and advancement the science through education and research.

Now searching from the list of best cardiac surgeons in India is comparatively much easier with Medanta. Here, the team comprises of well-reputed surgeons and doctors who have plentiful experience in treating cardiovascular diseases. Medanta Heart Institute performs cardiac surgery using:

Modern technology including Hybrid Operating Suit,
Robotic Heart Surgery
Strictly Invasive Valve and Coronary Heart Bypass techniques.

Delhi is a world-known place where one can find various world class hospitals including Escorts Heart Institute, AIIMS, Fortis, Apollo and others. A good hospital not only projects at dealing a meticulous disease but enabling the patient to conquer that severe condition and to promote overall health and wellness. Although, there are a large number of best cardiac surgeons in India but going to a hospital is a good option which also gives an added advantage of trust and technology.

High Blood Pressure, Heart Disease And Influenza

Wow, the above title sounds a real mouthful but the reason for it is this. Apparently, (listen up at the back please) the yearly Winter Flu Jab can help reduce the number of fatal heart attacks, incidence of death and the number of unplanned emergency procedures that require work on the clogged arteries of patients with Coronary Artery Disease,

Way to go, lets all pile down the Doc’s and get jabbed

Without being accused of making too much of a joke about the above topic there is growing evidence apparently suggesting that people with Heart Disease or Heart Trouble generally should get a shot of the flu vaccination every year.

If you think about it the underlying logic behind it all is extremely sound. It is a common fact that people with Cardiovascular problems die of influenza every year, in fact in greater proportions that the norm. Therefore if you can prevent them getting influenza in the first place then you are a major step forward to preventing these deaths.

The key is that with patients already at high risk of deterioration in their condition could really be either put at the edge or over it health wise without this vaccination.

The latest study that has all the medical community talking was presented at the recent American Heart Association meeting in Chicago by a Research Group presenting its findings from their studies in Poland.

The problem with replicating the study in America was that in Poland the research involved 658 patients who had Coronary Heart Disease and the methodology of the survey would be deemed unethical in the US. They took 325 of them and gave them an active Influenza Vaccine and with the other 333, they gave them a placebo.

The problem with doing this in the US is that guidelines prevent them from doing it recommending that Heart Patients get the flu shots.

The real problem that this whole exercise has highlighted is this. The findings were extremely useful because of the parallel groupings etc in that their base terms of reference were almost identical i.e. they all had Heart Disease. This gave the research an extra form of validation but the reliance on the guidelines in the US against replicating this survey there has highlighted another major inconsistency.

According to the American College of Cardiology, only one out of every three Adults in the US with Heart Disease actually received the Influenza jab last year.

So much for adhering to guidelines preventing further research and a recommendation that every heart patient should get a flu vaccination. It would appear to be a case of do what I say and not what I do!