Statin Drugs and Botanicals Anti-Inflammatory Effects

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Statin Drugs Anti-Inflammatory Effects Reduce Mortality after Cardiac Surgery. Would Botanicals Be Better? For those of us with heart disease requiring cardiac bypass surgery (CABG), The New York Times advises we all take statins drugs, since studies show 50% reduction … Continue reading

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

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