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Heart Attack/Blot Clot/Coumadin? ARRGGHH!

Posted by
Leslie on July 16, 2003 at 10:26:58:

Hi Walt~

Another crisis from Lexington, Kentucky.

My boyfriend is 42 years old. He is one of those European anomalies that smokes, drinks, and can play hard soccer for three hours at a stretch. He recently had a heart attack--maybe from 31 years of smoking, a (treated) h-pylori ulcer, and post-traumatic stress disorder from living in the midst of the Bosnian War for 4 years. He had a stent put in an aorta and an angioplasty on another vein in his heart on June 6, 2003. He was diagnosed with coronary heart disease and atherosclerosis.

He is from Bosnia and is very educated. He wants to drink apple cider vinegar, take an aspirin, and eat lots of honey to treat himself. In other words, he is very open to alternative treatments.

He is willingly taking Lipitor and Plavix for the short term.

Today, I called his doctor and got the results of last week's echocardiogram. He has a clot in one of the ventricles of his heart. His doctor wants to put him on coumadin until the clot dissolves--for three to six months. By American standards, he is an alcoholic, by European standards, he is a normal drinker.

Anyway, I have gotten on the website and scared myself silly over the NASTY side effects of coumadin. His doctor friend from Bosnia tells him that Lipitor destroys the liver--what about coumadin??? I do research for a living and believe in the holistic approach to healing. Could the yeast in beer be contributing to the sticky thick blood or clotting? If so, would Nystatin therapy help? You treated my son when he was 5 years old with Nystatin therapy and his sticky blood cells went away. What about chelation? Please help.

And lastly, is there a holistic MD near Lexington still fighting the good fight?

Thanks,
Leslie Bruner



Re: Heart Attack/Blot Clot/Coumadin? ARRGGHH! (Archive in atherosclerosis.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on July 17, 2003 at 07:51:38:

In Reply to: Heart Attack/Blot Clot/Coumadin? ARRGGHH! posted by Leslie on July 16, 2003 at 10:26:58:

Hi, Leslie.

The KY licensing board succeeded in running all of us out of the state. However, there are already 3 resources for professionals who are offering this approach that have come to exist within the past year--all in and around Lexington. See the holistic practitioner archives. Let me know if you have trouble contacting them.

Chelation would help give him more time to deal with this but he would probably have to go out of the state to get it.

The information in the atherosclerosis archives and the coronary archives would help.

Coumadin would be a good idea because of the danger of the ventricular clot moving (if the right ventricle, to the lung--if the left, to the brain).

In MY opinion, anyone this borderline cannot afford either ANY smoking OR drinking. He has used up his bodymind's reserves. There are worse things than dying and his next episode could easily be a stroke that would cripple him.

Good luck! He has gotten away with his lifestyle for his entire adult life and will not easily change now that it is time to pay the piper.

Let us know how he does.

Walt

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Re: Heart Attack/Blot Clot/Coumadin? ARRGGHH!

Posted by peterb on July 18, 2003 at 08:25:31:

In Reply to: Heart Attack/Blot Clot/Coumadin? ARRGGHH! posted by Leslie on July 16, 2003 at 10:26:58:

i would also look into Nattokinase as a natural blood-thinner that works very well and w/o side effects. my mom is taking it and it helps greatly. it's based on the Japanese food, Natto. best price (and brand) i've found is at Vitaminproshop.com.

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