What are the best methods for removing plaque from the artery?

Posted by loyd1934deborah @loyd1934deborah, Mar 25, 2016

What are the best methods for removing plaque from the artery?
What procedure are being tested?
I have seen on the net that they are working on a device that can be inserted in the vain and will grind off plaque.
Also a drug that can be used to dissolve.
Is there any way to remove it after it has stuck to the vane?

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@drankin

I am 37 years old and had a CT Cardiac Scoring done this week, with a score of 189, which is WAY TOO high for a person of my age. My blood work has always been fine, I work out 5 days a week and have always eaten healthy (with exceptions of course). I have big time heart problems on both sides of my family and I have been a smoker for years (obviously quitting now – doctors orders of course). So genetics and smoking have been my factors. My doctor said to quit smoking, eat right, exercise, etc., but that there was no reversing the damage that has already been done. I am, of course, pretty shaken by all of this (I am a new mom to a 3 month old baby) and am looking for any suggestions besides the ones the doc gave me to try to improve this situation. They don't want to start any statins, etc, with me, as I am of child bearing age and cannot be on any if I decide to have more children. Any advice is welcomed!

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@drankin Make sure you dont dwell on this as your emotion,s will affect your body ,I would suggest you add magnesium good for the heart and all organs ,exercise program but what your dooing sounds good just the stuff a Mom does is alot my daughter used a running stroller so her and baby got out.

@drankin

I am 37 years old and had a CT Cardiac Scoring done this week, with a score of 189, which is WAY TOO high for a person of my age. My blood work has always been fine, I work out 5 days a week and have always eaten healthy (with exceptions of course). I have big time heart problems on both sides of my family and I have been a smoker for years (obviously quitting now – doctors orders of course). So genetics and smoking have been my factors. My doctor said to quit smoking, eat right, exercise, etc., but that there was no reversing the damage that has already been done. I am, of course, pretty shaken by all of this (I am a new mom to a 3 month old baby) and am looking for any suggestions besides the ones the doc gave me to try to improve this situation. They don't want to start any statins, etc, with me, as I am of child bearing age and cannot be on any if I decide to have more children. Any advice is welcomed!

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Cut out as much sugar as you can, take a good EFA and Coq10 ( ubiquinol )

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@thankful

@drankin– My suggestions would focus on eating right and reduce portions. I know for me that helped tremendousely to shed the extra pounds that I had that put extra pressure on my body. The next thing would be to start a regular exercise program. So many today their health insurance allows them access to a gym membership, but if that is not available there are many exercises that you get find on line or get from your physican. I try to walk 3x a week and have got up to 3.5 miles in about 1 hr. & 15 minutes.
Start off with 15 min. 3x a week for a couple of weeks and bump it up to 30 minutes and keep moving up to an hour. During the inclement weather you can go to a mall if the weather chases you inside. The point is developing healthy habits not only produces better health, but also a better sense of well being. That's hard to measure, but is a big deal! Good luck to you in all your endeavors!
Jim @thankful

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I appreciate the response. I workout 5 days a week (2 of them with a trainer) and have for the past 4 years, so that is no new news to me. Have done it for a long time, and have no desire to discontinue that regimen. We eat pretty healthy, except a couple days a week where we eat out, so that could improve. It was the genes and the smoking that did the damage, and I know the smoking has to go (on day #3 without a cig). I was wondering more on the end of being proactive doctoring, vitamins, etc.

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@ca426

Cut out as much sugar as you can, take a good EFA and Coq10 ( ubiquinol )

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Thank you for the advice! My doc said fish oil really isn't suggested anymore (not that it would hurt anything to take it, but it just isn't pushed like it use to be). And I hadn't even thought about Coq10. Thank you!!

@lioness

@drankin Make sure you dont dwell on this as your emotion,s will affect your body ,I would suggest you add magnesium good for the heart and all organs ,exercise program but what your dooing sounds good just the stuff a Mom does is alot my daughter used a running stroller so her and baby got out.

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Thank you @lioness! I appreciate this! I am super stressed out, and I know this isn't helping at all. I needed someone to say to keep my emotions in check. It's just scary. It just made me feel like I've been given a sentence really.

You can read "The Spectrum" by Dean Ornish, M.D., "Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease" by Caldwell B. Esselstyn, M.D., and/or "The Super Carb Diet" by Bob Harper. I wish I could say there is a cure. I was diagnosed with CAD last year and at this point I'm just trying to avoid a heart attack or stroke. I'm 68, quit smoking in 1988, worked a high stress job until last year when I retired, and although I ate a low fat diet I ate alot of sugar. I was unable to reduce my cholesterol with diet & exercise so I've taken a statin for approx. 18 years. This year I started taking Crestor to the horror of my family and friends. (Both parents had heart disease.) So…. I stopped eating meat, cut back on dairy, fat, and sugar. I'm trying to manage my stress level and walk more. You have the advantage of being young. Good luck.

@drankin

Thank you @lioness! I appreciate this! I am super stressed out, and I know this isn't helping at all. I needed someone to say to keep my emotions in check. It's just scary. It just made me feel like I've been given a sentence really.

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@drankin. Your welcome Make sure you do away with fat cut it off poultry and dont eat the marbled meat ,sugar and salt you can use herbs make your own or get Mrs Dash My by-pass surgery was 23 years ago Dr.told me to give up red meat ,take skin of poultry I by 85 ground beef and eat it occasionally .all good advice from others relax enjoy your baby let God do the rest.

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