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

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

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

Reversing Heart Disease without Drugs

Reversing Heart Disease without Drugs.  Heart Disease is today’s number one killer in America and is the reason why 16 million Americans are taking a Statin anti-cholesterol drug.  This article explains what causes heart disease… Read More

Atherosclerosis and Heart Disease How Does it Happen

Atherosclerosis and Heart Disease: How Does it Happen?  by Jeffrey Dach, MD.  Atherosclerotic plaque formation is a series of events.  The very first event is the deposition of lipoproteins called the Fatty Streak which eventually becomes the lipid core of the … 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

A Neurosurgeon with a Painful Arm, Myositis from Statin and PPI Drugs

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A Neurosurgeon with a Painful Arm, Myositis from Statin and PPI Drugs by Jeffrey Dach MD Sam, a 67 year old retired neurosurgeon came to see me because of pain and weakness in his right arm over the past 6 … Continue reading