Coronary Artery Calcification Increases Atrial Fibrillation

January 3, 2016

Coronary Calcium Scans assess the degree of calcification of the coronary arteries using CT scans. X-rays and CT scan radiation accumulates in the body and I recommend they be used with caution and only for emergencies. The Coronary Calcium Scan has not “caught on” as a screening tool because there are no drugs to “dissolve” the calcium in coronary arteries. Allopathic medicine uses stents, calcium channel blockers and statin drugs – ineffectively.

When my loyal readers see this blog title they will heave a collective – DUH – because they know that excess calcium means a relative lack of magnesium. And magnesium deficiency is a major cause of atrial fibrillation. Allopathetic medicine is tiptoeing around the elephant in the room (which is a mountain of calcium) and identifying calcium as a problem but never acknowledging the associated magnesium deficiency or the need to treat AFib with therapeutic levels of magnesium (that may only be found in ReMag). Read my book, Atrial Fibrillation: Remineralize Your Heart for more.

I repeat, allopathetic medicine keeps finding more clues about magnesium deficiency in AFib but will only look for drug solutions. This recent study “Coronary Calcium Promotes AF in ‘Dose-Response’ Fashion: MESA” reported on Medscape, found that “Progression of coronary artery calcification (CAC) appears to raise atrial fibrillation in a ‘dose-dependent” fashion’.” That means, the more calcium, the more AFib. They found that “Patients with any CAC progression had a 55% increased risk of developing AFib after adjustment for age, sex, race/ethnicity, education, income, baseline CAC, any CAC progression, smoking, body-mass index, diabetes, systolic blood pressure, total cholesterol, high-density lipoprotein, antihypertensive medications, lipid-lowering therapies, aspirin, and left ventricular hypertrophy.”

When they factored out all those other possible causes, including cholesterol, they found that the increased risk of AFib is related to the build up of calcium, This truly confirms the role of calcium in causing AFib and, in my world, the treatment of AFib with ReMag. I’ve often said that magnesium dissolves calcium and directs it to the bones where it is needed. If you don’t have enough magnesium to do that, calcium will precipitate into soft tissues including blood vessels. Maybe this study will also convince doctors that cholesterol is not the bad guy in coronary artery disease – calcium is.

Medscape noted that “The study could not say anything about the underlying mechanisms of the link between CAC and AF.” One theory is that “Inflammation, could be the ‘missing link’ because chronic-low grade inflammation causes atherosclerosis, which could lead to atrial fibrosis.” They did not mention that the major cause of inflammation in the body is magnesium deficiency.

Then comes the question about “what clinicians should do when a patient has an elevated CAC score.” The researchers even warn about screening for Coronary Artery Calcification because “…we have no effective therapies to alter disease progression.” But that doesn’t stop them from using ineffective therapies for their favorite risk factors of heart disease.

And there I am jumping up and down on the sidelines holding up a sign that says “Please Use ReMag For the Therapeutic Treatment of CAC.” A person with CAC needs therapeutic doses of magnesium to dissolve calcium in the arteries. Many people have found that most magnesiums in high doses will cause the laxative effect before reaching the therapeutic effect. ReMag is so well absorbed at the cellular level that it does not cause a laxative effect.

I have shared the following testimonial before about ReMag decreasing the calcium in arteries: “My wife had open heart surgery 2½ years ago due mostly to hypertension and obstruction of the coronary arteries. After being on ReMag and ReMyte for several months her blood pressure had dropped from 180/95 to 110/60. This is fantastic because the doctors kept telling her she was in the high-risk category for a stroke. Her last echocardiogram showed a healthy and strong heart with an ejection fraction of 60%, which means her coronary arteries are no longer blocked. And her last ultrasound of her carotid artery showed a 30% to 40% lessening of calcified occlusions. This is all amazingly good news.”

Here is a report I just received today: “Most of my life I have had an anomalous heart beat, the doctors called it a quick beat. It was discovered in the Army, and continued throughout my life. When prevalent I could always feel the misfires. Every doctor that I ever visited would pick up on it immediately and it prompted more electrocardiograms than you can imagine. Now, last night as I lay in bed I could feel my heartbeat, and it seemed that the extra beats were missing, I took note and checked again this morning. Sure enough the beat was as rhythmic, steady, and normal. I don’t know about you, but that is something of a miracle – this after only three days on the ReMag. I can’t wait to go back to the doctor again.”

All I can do is create ReMag; make it available to you at a reasonable price (in spite of the high cost of producing it); and report on its effectiveness. The rest is up to you. Try ReMag in 2016 and watch it create miracles in your life.

 Carolyn Dean MD ND

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