Saturday, July 28, 2007

Don't Believe Your Cardiologist

Recently, "Big Dave" made a statement regarding CAD on a forum I spend a lot of time. Here is his statement and my reply, for the record:

Big Dave

No matter how you do it, removing the plaque buildup is the cure to most coronary disease. A pharmacological cure would put a lot of heart surgeons out of business.

Actually that's not so, especially for males over 50. We have an uncanny ability to grow collateral vessels through a process called angiogenesis. Now if you have cancer, angiogenesis is a bad thing. It is responsible for the cancer traveling, becoming malignant. In those of us with coronary artery disease, the process actually helps the growth of collateral vessels. That is why, for the great majority of patients with coronary artery disease, a bypass does more harm than good because it destroys our natural bypass.

Regarding the pharmacological cure: if a cardiologist tries to coerce you into a bypass immediately after you have been diagnosed with CAD, believe me, he doesn't have your best interests in mind. Your interests are far behind the interests of the cardiologist, cardio-thoracic surgeon and his team, the hospital, the therapists, etc. A CABG is the most commonly performed and lucrative cardiac surgical procedure. The American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiologists have both officially stated a CABG should be a last resort, after medication and lifestyle change. Yet, most of these medical terrorists whho try to scare, and usually succeed, into scaring you and your wife into having your chest split open, will use every trick in the book to make you think a heart attack, stroke or death are imminent if you don't have an immediate CABG. That is a bald face lie.

I have challenged these blood sucking scum to debate me on my website or any forum of their choice. They do not even acknowledge the challenge because they know such an event would expose them for the charlatans they are.

That challenge still stands. I am not a physician. I am not even a current medical professional, though I was a nurse in the Army for 20 years and have worked for more than 15 years as a safety officer and senior medic on oil rigs. How about it, you medical terrorists who scare your patients into making your Mercedes and pool payments, care for a debate?

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