Angioplasty physically opens the channel of diseased arterial segments (see video), relieves the recurrence of chest pain, increases the quality of life and reduces other complications of the disease. Since it is performed through a little needle hole in the groin (or sometimes the arm) it is much less invasive than surgery and can be repeated more often should the patient develop disease in the same, or another, artery in the future. It can take anywhere from 30 minutes to a three hours to perform the entire case. The duration is dependent upon the technical difficulty of the case and the number of balloon catheters that have to be employed. Have a Happy Life and enjoy the video:
More warnings about the dangers of using counterfeit erectile dysfunction medication come from the Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand. The president of this organization, Dr Stephen Ruthven recently said that they came with very real health risks and should be avoided
Basing his warnings on evidence produced by a recent study, Dr Ruthven explained that many men still believed that they were buying the real thing despite clinical analysis showing that in many cases they were buying nothing more than a dud tablet which could be made from anything from gypsum to cement and then dyed to look like the real thing using regular wall paint or printer ink!
Other findings from various studies we have seen at Ukmedix News is that the tablets often contain either a very small amount of the active ingredient of one of the three erectile dysfunction medications Viagra, Cialis or Levitra, or too much of the powerful compounds thus making them extremely dangerous. Anyway, we recommend always that you consult with your physician, he/she will tell you whether you need medications or not and in any case you should obtain them, is has to be via prescription only, don’t play alone with auto-medication… and we also recommend therapy, exercise and the EECP treatment.
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The foremost degenerative process is age and can be defined as a reduction in circulating stem cells. Since EECP has been shown to increase the level of circulating stem cells, it is likely to slow the effects of aging. By keeping the blood flowing to all organs oxygen and nutrients delivered to the cells, , which helps “keeps them alive”.
EECP offers not only therapeutic benefits, but amazing potential to prevent or at least slow the onset of many of the diseases that are so prevalent in modern-day living, including aging. With aging this micro-circulation gradually closes down slowing the flow of blood, oxygen and nutrients to our cells. Without sufficient oxygen and nutrients cells gradually become less efficient and die.
We have over 60,000 miles of blood vessels in our body, which pulsate with our heartbeat an average of 100,000 times a day. The blood and cardiovascular system are an ongoing miracle bringing life to our body. Take care of them!
Peripheral arterial disease (P.A.D.) is a disease in which plaque builds up in the arteries that carry blood to your head, organs, and limbs. Plaque is made up of fat, cholesterol, calcium, fibrous tissue, and other substances in the blood.
When plaque builds up in the body’s arteries, the condition is called atherosclerosis. Over time, plaque can harden and narrow the arteries. This limits the flow of oxygen-rich blood to your organs and other parts of your body. P.A.D. usually affects the arteries in the legs, but it also can affect the arteries that carry blood from your heart to your head, arms, kidneys, and stomach. This article focuses on P.A.D. that affects blood flow to the legs.
Blocked blood flow to your legs can cause pain and numbness. If you have leg pain when you walk or climb stairs, talk with your doctor. Sometimes older people think that leg pain is just a symptom of aging. However, the cause of the pain could be P.A.D. Tell your doctor if you’re feeling pain in your legs and discuss whether you should be tested for P.A.D. Smoking is the main risk factor for P.A.D. If you smoke or have a history of smoking, your risk of P.A.D. increases up to four times. Other factors, such as age and having certain diseases or conditions, also increase your risk of P.A.D.
P.A.D. increases your risk of coronary heart disease (CHD; also called coronary artery disease), heart attack, stroke, and transient ischemic attackexternal link icon (“mini-stroke“). If you have CHD, you have a 1 in 3 chance of having blocked leg arteries.
Although P.A.D. is serious, it’s treatable. If you have the disease, see your doctor regularly and treat the underlying atherosclerosis.
Coronary heart disease (CHD) is a disease in which a waxy substance called plaque builds up inside the coronary arteries. These arteries supply oxygen-rich blood to your heart muscle.
When plaque builds up in the arteries, the condition is called atherosclerosis. The buildup of plaque occurs over many years.
Over time, plaque can harden or rupture (break open). Hardened plaque narrows the coronary arteries and reduces the flow of oxygen-rich blood to the heart.
If the plaque ruptures, a blood clot can form on its surface. A large blood clot can mostly or completely block blood flow through a coronary artery. Over time, ruptured plaque also hardens and narrows the coronary arteries.
If the flow of oxygen-rich blood to your heart muscle is reduced or blocked, angina or a heart attack can occur. Let’s watch the video:
Enhanced External counterpulsation therapy (EECP) is a procedure performed on individuals with angina, heart failure or cardiomyopathy… in order to diminish the symptoms of ischemia, improve functional capacity … and quality of life. In various studies, EECP has been shown to relieve angina, and decrease the degree of ischemia in a cardiac stress test.
While an individual is undergoing EECP, one has pneumatic cuffs on his legs and are connected to telemetry monitors that monitor their heart rate and rhythm. The most common type in use involves three cuffs placed on each leg (on the calf, the lower thighs, and the upper thighs or buttock).
The cuffs are timed to inflate and deflate based on the individual’s electrocardiogram. The cuffs should ideally inflate at the beginning of diastole and deflate at the beginning of systole. During the inflation portion of the cycle, the calf cuffs inflate first, then the lower thigh cuffs and finally the upper thigh cuffs…. Inflation is controlled by a pressure monitor, and the cuffs are inflated to about 200 mmHg.
When timed correctly, this will decrease the afterload that the heart has to pump against, and increase the preload that fills the heart, increasing the cardiac output. In this way, EECP is similar to the intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP). Since it increases pressure in the aorta while the heart is relaxing (during diastole) EECP also increases blood flow into the coronary arteries, which also occurs during that phase.