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...inflammation in the artery wall is the real cause of heart disease.
Without inflammation, cholesterol would not accumulate in wall of blood vessel and cause heart disease...
Heart Surgeon Admits Huge Mistake! — Dwight Lundell, MD
We physicians with all our training, knowledge and authority often acquire a rather large ego that tends to make it difficult to admit we are wrong.
So, here it is. I freely admit to being wrong.. As a heart surgeon with 25 years experience, having performed over 5,000 open-heart surgeries today is my day to right the wrong with medical and scientific fact.
I trained for many years with other prominent physicians labeled “opinion makers.” Bombarded with scientific literature, continually attending education seminars, we opinion makers insisted heart disease resulted from the simple fact of elevated blood cholesterol.
The only accepted therapy was prescribing medications to lower cholesterol and a diet that severely restricted fat intake. The latter of course, we insisted, would lower cholesterol and heart disease. Deviations from these recommendations were considered heresy and could quite possibly result in malpractice.
It Is Not Working!
Every three days, more Americans die from sudden cardiac arrest than the number who died in the 9-11 attacks. You can lessen this recurring loss by learning Continuous Chest Compression CPR, a hands-only CPR method that doubles a person’s chance of surviving cardiac arrest. It’s easy and does not require mouth-to-mouth contact, making it more likely bystanders will try to help, and it was developed at the University of Arizona College of Medicine.
"This video is worth sharing," said Gordon A. Ewy, MD, director of the UA Sarver Heart Center and one of the research pioneers who developed this method.
Cervical spondylosis is a disorder caused by abnormal wear on the cartilage and bones of the neck (cervical vertebrae) with degeneration and mineral deposits in the cushions between the vertebrae (cervical disks).
Sleep apnea is a common disorder that can be very serious. In sleep apnea, your breathing stops or gets very shallow while you are sleeping. Each pause in breathing typically lasts 10 to 20 seconds or more. These pauses can occur 20 to 30 times or more an hour.
The most common type of sleep apnea is obstructive sleep apnea. During sleep, enough air cannot flow into your lungs through your mouth and noseeven though you try to breathe. When this happens, the amount of oxygen in your blood may drop. Normal breaths then start again with a loud snort or choking sound.
The flu is a respiratory illness caused by the influenza virus. There are three types of influenza virus, A, B and C. A and B types are known to cause flu like symptoms in humans. Type C is rare in humans and only causes mild symptoms. The molecular biology of the influenza virus is complex and its full mechanism of action is still unclear. However it is clear that an effective anti flu Vaccine will never be developed due to the rapid mutations observed in the virus. Once a vaccine has been produced for a known strain, the virus quickly mutates and develops resistance to the antiviral antigen. Vaccines are produced each year for known A and B type influenza, despite this new strains can still infect even fully vaccinated people. This is the reason why a flu strain can often escalate into epidemic and even pandemic proportions.
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