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

Testosterone Therapy Coronary Plaque and Calcium Score

Testosterone Therapy Improves Survival

Testosterone Therapy Coronary Plaque and Calcium Score by Jeffrey Dach MD Jim is a retired 72 year old who had a stent placed a few years ago for coronary artery disease.  Jim had low testosterone on his initial lab panel, … Continue reading

Low Level Endotoxemia LPS Theory of Coronary Artery Disease

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Low Level Endotoxemia LPS Theory of Coronary Artery Disease The LPS theory of coronary artery disease is the idea that “Leaky Gut” is the direct cause of atherosclerosis by virtue of the LPS, endotoxin released into the blood stream which … 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

Preventing Coronary Artery Disease with Bioidentical Hormones

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Preventing Coronary Artery Disease with Bioidentical Hormones by Jeffrey Dach MD The “Flip Flop” on Estrogen and Heart Disease Medical science has done a “Flip-Flop” on estrogen and coronary heart disease.  Prior to 2003,  Forty observational studies showed that post-menopausal … 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