Did you know that people are no longer having heart attacks but instead they are suffering Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS)? That’s what a recent Medscape article tells me. I’ve noticed a trend in allopathetic medicine that if they can’t cure a disease, they rename it and create subcategories making it more mysterious so they can appear to know more than their patients. Ironically, a couple of subcategories in ACS are defined by EKG changes that have everything to do with magnesium deficiency! They have also unveiled a new heart disease called Takotsubo cardiomyopathy but I know it by another name.
I’ve written about Broken Heart Syndrome before in my blog. However, the authors in this article never acknowledged BHS in their discussion of Takotsubo. When I learned that BHS may be caused by the heart’s reaction to a surge of stress hormones and occurs in grief-stricken female patients, it was obvious to me that it is another magnesium deficiency condition! The more stress you have the more magnesium-depleted you become. In my latest book, Magnesium-Deficient Anxiety, symptoms of heart disease are quite evident in the case histories.
The authors admitted that TTS is much more common than previously thought. They described finding “a neurologic or psychiatric diagnosis, and in most cases a ‘trigger’, i.e. physical or emotional stress leading to the acute presentation in the emergency department.”
Doctors are twisting themselves in knots trying to fit TTS into Acute Coronary Artery Syndrome with blocked coronary arteries, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol. Clinically TTS has the same acute chest pain, SOB, and EKG changes. However, the cardiomyopathy designation is due to a transient “ballooning” of the wall of the left ventricle, which will only show up on angiography, Angiography will also confirm a lack of coronary artery blockage. So, doctors scratch their heads and wonder why this patient is having a heart attack with clear coronary arteries and no associated symptoms. Their latest theory is that the microscopic blood vessels must be blocked – but they will only confirm that on autopsy!
As I’ve said, TTS is clearly magnesium deficiency and I would run a Ionized Magnesium blood test on anyone who presents with chest pain and put up an IV magnesium drip and watch them recover much faster than patients on a drug regimen.
Here’s what I write in my Magnesium Miracle book “Magnesium might improve the aftermath of acute heart attack by preventing rhythm problems; improving blood flow to the heart by dilating blood vessels; protecting the damaged heart muscle against calcium overload; improving heart muscle function; breaking down any blood clots blocking the arteries; and reducing free radical damage.”
What’s even more amazing is that ReMag, because it can be taken in therapeutic amounts, can prevent heart attack and rhythm problems from ever happening. Click on Books for a free Copy of Atrial Fibrillation: ReMineralize Your Heart for more information and insight.
Carolyn Dean MD ND
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