A statin pill a day won’t keep the heart doctor away. The benefits of statins on reducing cholesterol to reduce heart disease risks are greatly overstated, and overshadow its side effects. Millions should stop taking them. Here’s why…
Statins should only be considered for the highest risk patients – e.g. those who already had a heart attack and never for women or those over age 62, or in anyone without inflammation – regardless of cholesterol levels. This may be true for all cholesterol lowering drugs.
This is the real culprit, not cholesterol. Think of cardio-inflammation as a low grade “smoldering” type occurring within the heart artery walls. It’s silent and slow burning. You can’t feel it. Cholesterol tests don’t measure inflammation.
Inflammation interferes with the vessel wall function and its ability to dilate and constrict properly, restricting blood flow. It weakens plaque forming tiny lesions, making it vulnerable to rupture and forming a clot. The result is a sudden heart attack or stroke. Not fun.
HeartPreventics Integrative Heart™ Plan is a comprehensive step-wise action plan for heart attack and stroke prevention. We screen for inflammation, vulnerable plaque, and unstable cardiac lesions within the artery wall and other major contributors of risk too. Even your gut microbiome, DNA, sleep and body clock patterns are addressed.
We partner with the nations top cardio-risk laboratories utilizing state of the art screening. Examples of tests include:
The most advanced biomarker tests to identify and stratify inflammation risk in artery walls:
Congratulation! You have little or no inflammation in your artery and have a lower risk of heart attack and stroke.
Your arteries are protected by a thin layer of cells (endothelium) on along the lining. One important function is o prevent cholesterol from getting into the artery wall. If it does, the endothelium can be injured, or damaged, by diet, and various risk factors, often due to inflammation.
Cholesterol that makes its way further inside the artery wall can and lead to wall dysfunction and more inflammation. The body responds by sending in specialized immune cells to remove the cholesterol. Instead, these cells can end up forming a more damaging type, called “foams cells” due to their foamy appearance. If this process is ongoing, the foam cells accumulate and form an inflamed sore on the inside of your artery wall. This accelerates risk leading to a blockage in the artery if not discovered and treated.
Too much cholesterol build-up and ongoing inflammation inside the artery wall can cause the artery lining to become thin, unstable, and at risk for rupturing. When it ruptures, the contents of the artery wall are released into the bloodstream, which immediately triggers a blood clot. This can become a heart attack or stroke.
Measures presence of the bodies immune system response to arterial injury. Unstable cardiac plague lesions can rupture, leading to a heart attack. This test is a powerful predictor of future heart attack risk.
TMAO is a newly identified heart attack risk factor formed by gut bacteria thru interaction with certain non-cholesterol food constituents.
Measures genetic markers and oral bacteria in periodontal gum tissue linked to heart attack, diabetes and stroke risk.
Advanced Lipid Panel, Omega-3 Index, Co-Q10, Galectin-3, ADMA/SDMA, Vitamins / Minerals, Gut Microbiome, Genomic (DNA), Fatty Liver, Insulin Sensitivity, Melatonin… and more.
We’ll recommend a personalized functional medicine treatment protocol based on your findings, using natural therapy without drugs to neutralize the risks.
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