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Mon, Jul 15 12:52pm · Vitamin K2 and Calcium (CAC) Score in Heart & Blood Health

Try this site. If it does not work, please post again and I will try to find another way to get you the site information.

https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/high-calcium-score/

Sat, Jul 13 7:33pm · Vitamin K2 and Calcium (CAC) Score in Heart & Blood Health

I recommend that all in this group also join the High Calcium Score group. Concerns seem identical. Lots of information there.

Sat, Jul 13 4:14pm · High Calcium Score in Heart & Blood Health

I just did a bit of research on Minocycline and found a current paper by Muller et al. (June 11, 2019, Cell Reports 27, 3124-3138). It can be found at https://doi.org/10.1016/j.celrep.2019.05.038. It is very technical and long, but seems pertinent to our discussion. The authors conclude that "Inhibiting PARP enzyme activity blocks calcification in vitro and in vivo. They write that Minocycline is the best PARP inhibitor. It would be great if Bluesdoc, or anyone else with an appropriate background could take a look at this major, current study and comment. Looks to me that Minocycline may be helpful in halting the progress or even reversing atherosclerosis.

Sat, Jul 13 3:02pm · Vitamin K2 and Calcium (CAC) Score in Heart & Blood Health

Bryang, I wish you well. We are in a similar position. Are you able to tolerate that much K2? I have been taking just one of same per day, thinking of increasing to one two times per day, but concerned about clotting. I take one chewable baby aspirin per day. Also, I am extremely curious to find out how your six month follow up calcium score test goes. I read the study a couple of months ago and my recollection is that there was a significantly lower death rate and more supple arteries after three years of one tablet per day.

Sat, Jul 13 2:28pm · High Calcium Score in Heart & Blood Health

Bluesdoc, I am sorry that your CAC score did not go down. I wish you all the best and, if you come up with a way out of the mess that we all wade in, please let us know.

Mon, Jun 17 12:45pm · High Calcium Score in Heart & Blood Health

Hi Limogreg. Welcome to the club that no one wants to join. You'll make it to Thursday. Your cardiologist may recommend a cardiac catheterization in order to get a better look at what's going on inside your arteries. If he seems to be not too curious about what's going on in there, then look for another cardiologist the very same day. You may need nothing, a stent, or bypass surgery. Choose a good place for the catheterization because, you may end up having surgery there. Good luck. With some good care, you may have many, many years left.

Wed, May 29 11:28am · High Calcium Score in Heart & Blood Health

Thankful, I am using 180 mcg of MenaQ7 K2 MK-7 one time per day. I will be getting my blood tests back in a couple of days, but my LDL should be very low. Good luck to you, Thankful.

Sun, May 26 11:24am · High Calcium Score in Heart & Blood Health

Thank you for the post, muscleriot. I am taking the same dose of K2 from the same manufacturer as did the people who participated in the Rotterdam study. I do understand the importance of calcification in fixing plaque, but the bottom line is the reduced death rate for participants in the study. I am hoping that the hot plaque diminishes somehow, as I reduce the calcium in my arteries. Does anyone know if the amount of uncalcified (if that is a proper term) hot plaque diminishes in time with very low cholesterol?