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Closing the Heart Health Gender Gap - Ozone Chelation

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 12, 2017 5:00:00 AM / by Winter Ninivaggi

Heart disease and Women.

Although the basics of coronary artery disease in men and women are identical, women have profound differences in genetics and hormones dictating their endothelial and myocardial fabric.  This makes women more vulnerable to heart disease and many woman die being treated the same way as men.

In 2009, 402,000 women died of heart disease compared to 387,000 men.  Doctors failed to recognize heart disease in women which delayed lifesaving treatment. Men received advanced care and better treatment.

Dr. Noel Bairey Merz is the director of the Barbra Streisand Women's Heart Center at Cedars Sinai and is a leader in female cardiovascular treatment.  "In a session on New Practice Patterns in Clinical Cardiology at the European Society of Cardiology 2017 Congress, she gave a presentation titled "A Women's Clinic for Heart Disease." Her talk outlined three distinct sub clinic options where women with heart disease can seek help: The MINOCA (myocardial infarction without obstructive coronary artery disease) clinic, the HFpEF (heart failure with preserved ejection fraction) clinic, and the APO (adverse pregnancy outcomes) clinic." (Walton-Shirley, 2017)

"The MINOCA Clinic"
"For decades women have been known to have myocardial infarction without obstructive coronary artery disease," Bairey Merz said while showing a slide of a systematic review of registries from 2005.[1] She also made the point that more contemporary data demonstrate an elevated 1-year MI rate in MINOCA patients with angiographically non obstructive coronary artery disease.[2] "There is something about having open arteries that causes physicians to withdraw therapy or to not start therapy. Often these patients are considered to be a diagnostic dilemma and are discharged from active practice," warned Bairey-Merz.
""She flashed a slide of a radiographically normal coronary angiogram. A smooth patent covetable left main, LAD, and circumflex projected from the screen. Next to these innocent-appearing vessels was a distinctly sinister IVUS study from the same angiogram demonstrating plaque rupture and ulceration.[3]
"Forty-five percent of women who suffer an MI with angiographically normal vessels have pathology on intravascular imaging," she added.  "These are not false-positive troponins. Current US guidelines do not address MINOCA. We have an evidence gap," she concluded.  "
"The HFpEF Clinic"
""We are working hard to invite physicians to send HFpEF patients our way, not because we know how to treat them but because we are studying them," Bairey Merz admitted. She described research that suggests HFpEF patients often have increased triglyceride deposition in the myocardia,[4] a hypothesis that links diabetes and dyspnea with a normal LVEF. "But there is more to come," she cautioned, indicating that the pathophysiologic milieu is not resolved but so far includes remodeling, microvascular dysfunction, and fibrosis."


Read the Full article here: Melissa Walton-Shirley. Women and Heart Disease: A Different Animal - Medscape - Aug 30, 2017.


At Second Nature we believe in educating and empowering our female patients.  We offer full cardiovascular baseline labs and we partner with the best cardiologists in the Tri-State area. We talk about your family history, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, smoking, diabetes, obesity. We measure your BMI and % body fat.  Together we create your individualized treatment plan.

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Winter Ninivaggi

Written by Winter Ninivaggi

Isadora Guggenheim, ND, RN, MS, CNS LMT, owner of Second Nature Naturopathic Care, LLC
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