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Severly blocked carotid arteries

Posted by
Laura [812.1351] on August 28, 2006 at 12:47:01:

Hello, My 74 yo father (who was previously very active...entrepreneur, author, etc.) was told by his PCP that he had a bruit. Tests revealed over 90% blockage on each carotid (even though he's slim, never smokes and eats well). During the endarterectomy that was scheduled, the anesthesia caused him to suffer a major stroke and massive heart attack. He was left partially paralyzed on his right side and unable to speak, read or write. Because the surgery was not performed, they say his only chance now is a stent. The poor man has been through so much in the past 6 months of recovery, we are afraid that the stent procedure might give him yet another stroke and heart attack. My question is this: Is it too late for him for chelation to be of any benefit? Is there anyone out there that has proof it might actually help? Or should I just leave it in God's hands. Thank you for your advice.



Re: Severly blocked carotid arteries

Posted by lmd [4025.1399] on August 28, 2006 at 14:56:06:

In Reply to: Severly blocked carotid arteries posted by Laura [812.1351] on August 28, 2006 at 12:47:01:

chelation - YES. Too bad he couldn`t avoid the surgery in the first place. Chelation will do a good job of gradually opening up the arteries in all of his body. Most people are blocked with age - natural process. They found this out with auropsies during the Vietnam war. The youngsters were already getting deposits on their arteries. We don`t usually have symptoms until 90% blockage occurs, and many can get along that way. Getting it down to even 85% for a start, would make a big difference. More surgery sounds too scary. Good luck.

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Re: Severly blocked carotid arteries

Posted by Ron [1013.2814] on August 28, 2006 at 21:49:10:

In Reply to: Severly blocked carotid arteries posted by Laura [812.1351] on August 28, 2006 at 12:47:01:

Hi Laura,

Did they do a blood test for "C Reactive Protein" before they did the testing? My guess is that was a high number and they should have prescribed an antibiotic as was described in medical journals a couple of years ago.
http://www.drmirkin.com/heart/2134.html

He may have been eating well... but that does not mean that he was eating in a healthy way to prevent a high triglyceride level. Too much refined carbs in the form of baked goods and sugars.
You can be thin and still have a high triglyceride number which can cause heart attack.
This one is not so new...
http://www.drmirkin.com/archive/6443.html

The following article shows that there is a benefit to
having blocked arteries scraped out AFTER someone has already had a stroke.. There is also close to an 8%
risk of complications/death due to the surgery loosening plaques which then cause blockages...
It looks as though he is NOW in that category thanks to the anaesthetic.

If it were me, I would still get the test for C Reactive Protein and get on antibiotics if the number
is high. Aspirin should already be on his menu if his
doc does any reading.
When you read the above articles, do you come to the same conclusions?

Ron




Re: Severly blocked carotid arteries --- Chelation. Archive.

Posted by Walt Stoll [93.1889] on August 29, 2006 at 07:21:53:

In Reply to: Severly blocked carotid arteries posted by Laura [812.1351] on August 28, 2006 at 12:47:01:

Laura,

The exact same thing happened to my mother and she then went, on her own, and was chelated. The dramatic improvements in HER health, following chelation, was what converted me into a practitioner of same!

It is really too bad that he could not have had the chelation before the procedure--he likely would not have had the damage. It is still not too late to prevent a recurrance. "If 'tis to be done, "tis best it twere be done quickly!"

Walt



Re: Severly blocked carotid arteries/stent-chelation

Posted by
Laura [812.1351] on August 29, 2006 at 08:27:02:

In Reply to: Re: Severly blocked carotid arteries posted by Ron [1013.2814] on August 28, 2006 at 21:49:10:

Thank you for your comments. He is no longer a candidate to have his carotids cleaned out (endarterectomy), only now for the stent. I know the stents now have a little umbrella-like device to catch any loose plaque, but since the blockage is so high it seems to me that just sliding the device through can dislodge plaque before the umbrella-like device can even be deployed. (He is currently on Plavix.) Dr. Stoll, did your mother actually have a reduction in plaque? Or just an outward improvement in energy?



Re: Severly blocked carotid arteries/stent-chelation

Posted by lmd [4332.1399] on August 29, 2006 at 10:19:22:

In Reply to: Re: Severly blocked carotid arteries/stent-chelation posted by Laura [812.1351] on August 29, 2006 at 08:27:02:

Most of the people I have followed have actually had a decrease in plaque. My own case was a completely blocked artery in the heart, and two very bad. (refused surgery) I had only two partly blocked after 20 chelation treatments. One must have opened up and one was no longer showing a problem in the tests. I will continue monthly treatments for the rest of my life - my decision.



Re: Severly blocked carotid arteries/stent-chelation

Posted by Vince F [4572.20] on August 29, 2006 at 10:34:37:

In Reply to: Re: Severly blocked carotid arteries/stent-chelation posted by lmd [4332.1399] on August 29, 2006 at 10:19:22:

how long did it take to get the 20 treatments?



Re: Severly blocked carotid arteries/stent-chelation

Posted by lmd [4332.1399] on August 29, 2006 at 12:34:52:

In Reply to: Re: Severly blocked carotid arteries/stent-chelation posted by Vince F [4572.20] on August 29, 2006 at 10:34:37:

At that time, I went Mon, Wed, Fri for almost a month. Then repeated the Thallium tests at the same Hospital, same machinery, etc. Then cut down to 2, soon 1 visit a week. Best money I ever spent. It is like the most valuable insurance you can get.

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Re: Severly blocked carotid arteries --- Chelation. Archive.

Posted by Raman [120.2421] on August 30, 2006 at 01:28:00:

In Reply to: Re: Severly blocked carotid arteries --- Chelation. Archive. posted by Walt Stoll [93.1889] on August 29, 2006 at 07:21:53:

I'm learning. Never heard that before

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Re: Severly blocked carotid arteries/stent-chelation

Posted by Walt Stoll [93.1889] on August 30, 2006 at 06:50:02:

In Reply to: Re: Severly blocked carotid arteries/stent-chelation posted by Laura [812.1351] on August 29, 2006 at 08:27:02:

Laura,

Because of her experience with the carotid arteriogram she refused to have another one done. Her functionality was so much improved that only an idiot would have said it did not help. She lived another 20 years after that without any symptoms of either carotid artery insufficiency or coronary artery blockage.

Walt

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