Atherosclerosis How Does it Happen by Jeffrey Dach MD

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Atherosclerosis: How Does it Happen? Reversing Heart Disease Part Two – by Jeffrey Dach MD A Brief Review of Part I In part one, we discussed the Coronary Calcium Score, which is useful because it provides an estimate of total … Continue reading

Statin Choir Boy Turns Disbeliever

Statin Choir Boy Turns Disbeliever by Jeffrey Dach MD For many years, Stephen Sinatra believed in statin drugs and prescribed them as a cardiologist in Connecticut.  He gave lectures to other cardiologists on the merits of statin drugs at medical … Continue reading

Statins Reduce Peri-Operative Mortality Surely You Must Be Joking

Statins Reduce Peri-Operative Mortality, Surely You Must Be Joking Another Medical Hoax I was intrigued by Dr London’s report in December 2016 JAMA of decreased peri-operative mortality in statin users.(1)  This result does not seem immediately intuitive.  Statin drugs inhibit … Continue reading

Defending the Cholesterol Hypothesis in the Elderly

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Defending the Cholesterol Hypothesis in the Elderly by Jeffrey Dach MD Med Page Today ran an article by cardiologist Larry Husten, defending the cholesterol theory of heart disease entitled “Cholesterol Skeptics Launch Another Attack”. (1)(10)  Left Image Medpage Today Logo … Continue reading

Low Level Endotoxemia, Depression, Endocrinopathy and Coronary Artery Disease by Jeffrey Dach MD

Low Level Endotoxemia, Depression, Endocrinopathy and Coronary Artery Disease   by Jeffrey Dach MD Tom, a 52 year old male arrived in my office with chief complaint of depression, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia and low libido. Tom is a successful business … Continue reading

Lipitor and The Dracula of Modern Technology

Lipitor and The Dracula of Modern Technology

Lipitor and The Dracula of Modern Technology by Jeffrey Dach MD Perhaps you have seen the Direct-to-Consumer TV and print advertisements with Robert Jarvik, the inventor of the Jarvik Heart, speaking on behalf of the Pfizer’s anti-cholesterol drug, Lipitor.  With … Continue reading

The Art of the Curb Side Cholesterol Consult by Jeffrey Dach MD

The Art of the Curb Side Consult by Jeffrey Dach MD In our neighborhood, we take the garbage cans out to the curb twice a week for the garbage pickup.  Although we grumble about the extra work, it’s a good … Continue reading

New Statin Guidelines, Not Everyone is Enthusiastic

New Statin Guidelines, Not Everyone is Enthusiastic by Jeffrey Dach MD On Tuesday, The American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology changed the guidelines giving even more people statin drugs.  The new Guidelines increases the number of healthy … Continue reading

Getting Off Statin Drug Stories by Jeffrey Dach MD

Getting Off Statin Drug Stories by Jeffrey Dach MD.  Martha is 55 years old, healthy and no history of heart disease.  Nonetheless, Martha has been taking a statin drug for “high cholesterol” under the care of “the top cardiologist”.   … Continue reading

Cholesterol Lowering Statin Drugs for Women Just Say No by Jeffrey Dach MD

Cholesterol Lowering Statin Drugs for Women Just Say No by Jeffrey Dach MD.  Judith Walsh MD reviewed 20 years of statin drug  data in JAMA in 2004.  She concludes that Cholesterol lowering with statin drugs does not reduce total mortality … Continue reading

Healthy Men Should Not Take Statin Drugs by Jeffrey Dach MD

Healthy Men Should Not Take Statins by Jeffrey Dach MD.  This bombshell article by Rita Redberg, MD, appeared in April 2012 JAMA advising healthy men with high cholesterol to stay away from statin anti-cholesterol drugs, pointing out there is no … Continue reading

Does High Cholesterol Cause Heart Disease ?

Does High Cholesterol Cause Heart Disease ? by Jeffrey Dach MD  We live in a society which has an obsession with cholesterol levels. The reality is that our cholesterol level correlates very poorly (if at all) with risk for heart … Continue reading

Stephen Sinatra on Cholesterol and Statin Drugs

Stephen Sinatra on Cholesterol and Statin Drugs, a Choir Boy Turns Disbeliever – When a choirboy turns disbeliever, it makes you take notice.  Dr. Stephen Sinatra MD explains in his newsletter a number of observations changed his opinion and transformed him … Continue reading

Familial Hypercholesterolemia and Statin Drugs

Familial Hypercholesterolemia and Statin Drugs by Jeffrey Dach MD Left image: Red arrows: Heavily calcified coronary artery on CAT Scan. A Major Dogma of Mainstream Medicine One of the major dogmas of mainstream medicine is the miraculous benefit of statin … Continue reading

Statin Nation, The Movie

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Statin Nation, the Movie will inform you about cholesterol and cholesterol lowering drugs. First 13 minutes Statin Nation Exerpt 4 minutes segment Statin Nation Exerpt Statin Nation Exerpt… Dr. Paul J. Rosch Explains How Stress Affects the Heart Link to … Continue reading