Heart Disease

 

An estimated 17.9 million people died
worldwide from cardiovascular diseases
in 2016, representing 31% of all global deaths.

NATURAL TREATMENTS FOR HEART DISEASE

Heart attacks occur when oxygen-rich blood is restricted and can’t flow to the heart. The section of the heart devoid of oxygen begins to die if the flow isn’t restored in a sufficient amount of time.  Heart Disease is also known as Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) or Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) and includes illnesses associated with the heart and vessels.

There are many types of heart disease, including Hypertension (high blood pressure), Coronary Heart Disease (Heart Attack), and Cerebrovascular Disease (Stroke).  An estimated 17.9 million people died worldwide from Cardiovascular Diseases in 2016, representing 31% of all global deaths.

Here at Poseidonia Healthcare, we offer a full range of treatments for Heart Disease, here are a few benefits of the more popular treatments:

STEM CELL THERAPY

Having commenced Stem Cell Therapy for Heart Disease, patients experience the healing effects within minutes of the new Stem Cells being delivered into the body and this continues for a period of 7 days afterwards. The positive week-long repair is again triggered with each new application of Pluripotent Stem Cells. Stem Cell Heart Regeneration is engineered specifically to restore damaged heart tissue and to restore proper function using the body’s natural ability to regenerate.

The heart contains a small number of Cardiac Stem Cells which are produced when there is a need for more Heart Cells or when damaged ones need to be replaced. These Cardiac Cells are produced in high quantity for about one week following a “Heart Attack”; however, this process halts after one week. This illustrates both the importance and the need of Stem Cell Therapy for Heart Disease.

HBOT

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) will improve oxygen supply to the threatened heart and may reduce the volume of the heart muscle that perishes. The addition of HBOT to standard treatment may reduce the death rate and other major adverse outcomes. One of the many important jobs of your blood is to deliver oxygen throughout your body. But when you have heart failure, your heart muscle might be weaker and may not pump blood the way it normally would. That means your body doesn’t get the oxygen it needs. If that happens, your doctor might suggest that you start oxygen therapy.  In a Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) chamber, the air pressure is increased higher than normal air pressure. Under these conditions, your lungs can gather more oxygen than would be possible breathing pure oxygen at normal air pressure. Your blood carries this oxygen throughout your body. This helps fight bacteria and stimulate the release of substances called growth factors and stem cells, which promote healing.

OZONE THERAPY

Medical Ozone therapy is the fastest known method of treatment for patients with Heart Disease. It takes less time and is less expensive in comparison to invasive procedures such as heart by-pass surgery or angioplasty. Ozone therapy has an amazing record of successful uses in Heart Disease treatments and will partially remove plaques in the coronary arteries. This simple naturopathic medical procedure improves oxygen circulation and utilization of the heart tissues.

Medical Ozone can decrease the thickness and viscosity of blood that would make it easier for circulation and also stimulate dilation as well as relaxation of the artery walls. This can help the recovery of the inner arterial space from fats that create blocks in the arteries (atheromatous plaques). This naturopathic procedure equals at the very least to an IV treatment. A standard amount of blood (about 250ml) is taken from the body to sterile container and Medical Ozone is then added with the blood to prepare the heart for recovery.

The Treatments We Offer For
Heart Disease

Overview

Heart Disease describes a range of conditions that affect your Heart. Diseases under the Heart Disease umbrella include blood vessel diseases, such as Coronary Artery Disease, Heart rhythm problems (arrhythmias) and Heart defects you’re born with (congenital heart defects), among others.

The term “Heart Disease” is often used interchangeably with the term “Cardiovascular Disease.” Cardiovascular Disease generally refers to conditions that involve narrowed or blocked blood vessels that can lead to a heart attack, chest pain (angina) or Stroke. Other heart conditions, such as those that affect your heart’s muscle, valves or rhythm, also are considered forms of Heart Disease.

Many forms of Heart Disease can be prevented or treated with healthy lifestyle choices.

Symptoms of
Heart Disease

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There are many types of Heart Disease conditions that people suffer with which leads to a variety of different symptoms depending on what disease you have.

heart disease in your blood vessels (atherosclerotic disease)

Cardiovascular Disease symptoms may be different for men and women. For instance, men are more likely to have chest pain; women are more likely to have other symptoms along with chest discomforts, such as shortness of breath, nausea and extreme fatigue. You might not be diagnosed with the Cardiovascular Disease until you have a heart attack, angina, stroke or heart failure. It’s important to watch for Cardiovascular symptoms and discuss concerns with your doctor. Cardiovascular disease can sometimes be found early with regular evaluations.

Symptoms can include:

  • Chest pain, chest tightness, chest pressure and chest discomfort (angina)
  • Shortness of breath
  • Pain, numbness, weakness or coldness in your legs or arms if the blood vessels in those parts of your body are narrowed
  • Pain in the neck, jaw, throat, upper abdomen or back
Heart disease caused by abnormal heartbeats (heart arrhythmias)

A heart arrhythmia is an abnormal heartbeat. Your heart may beat too quickly, too slowly or irregularly.

Symptoms can include:

  • Fluttering in your chest
  • Racing heartbeat (tachycardia)
  • Slow heartbeat (bradycardia)
  • Chest pain or discomfort
  • Shortness of breath
  • Lightheadedness
  • Dizziness
  • Fainting (syncope) or near fainting
Heart disease caused by heart defects

Serious congenital heart defects, defects you’re born with or usually become evident soon after birth.

Symptoms can include:

  • Pale gray or blue skin color (cyanosis)
  • Swelling in the legs, abdomen or areas around the eyes
  • In an infant, shortness of breath during feedings, leading to poor weight gain

Less serious congenital heart defects are often not diagnosed until later in childhood or during adulthood.

Symptoms can include:

  • Easily getting short of breath during exercise or activity
  • Easily tiring during exercise or activity
  • Swelling in the hands, ankles or feet
Heart disease caused by valvular heart disease

Valvular Heart Disease is any Cardiovascular Disease process involving one or more of the four valves of the heart (the aortic and mitral valves on the left side of heart and the pulmonic and tricuspid valves on the right side of heart). These conditions occur largely as a consequence of ageing, but may also be the result of congenital (inborn) abnormalities or specific disease or physiologic processes including rheumatic Heart Disease and pregnancy. The heart has four valves, the aortic, mitral, pulmonary and tricuspid valves that open and close to direct blood flow through your heart. Valves may be damaged by a variety of conditions leading to narrowing (stenosis), leaking (regurgitation or insufficiency) or improper closing (prolapse).

Depending on which valve isn’t working properly, valvular Heart Disease symptoms generally include:

  • Fatigue
  • Shortness of breath
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Swollen feet or ankles
  • Chest pain
  • Fainting (syncope)
Heart disease caused by weak heart muscle (dilated cardiomyopathy)

Dilated Cardiomyopathy occurs when heart chambers become dilated as a result of heart muscle weakness and cannot pump blood properly. The most common reason is that not enough oxygen reaches the heart muscle due to coronary artery disease. This usually affects the left ventricle. In the early stages of cardiomyopathy, you may have no symptoms. As the condition worsens, symptoms will appear.

Symptoms can include:

  • Breathlessness with exertion or at rest
  • Swelling of the legs, ankles and feet
  • Fatigue
  • Irregular heartbeats that feel rapid, pounding or fluttering
  • Dizziness, lightheadedness and fainting
Heart disease caused by heart infections

Endocarditis is an infection that affects the inner membrane that separates the chambers and valves of the heart.  Endocarditis is a rare and potentially fatal infection of the inner lining of the heart (the endocardium). It’s most commonly caused by bacteria entering the blood and travelling to the heart.

Symptoms can include:

  • Fever
  • Shortness of breath
  • Weakness or fatigue
  • Swelling in your legs or abdomen
  • Changes in your heart rhythm
  • Dry or persistent cough
  • Skin rashes or unusual spots

Causes Of Heart Disease

The causes of heart disease vary depending on the type of Heart Disease.

cardiovascular disease

While cardiovascular disease can refer to different heart or blood vessel problems, the term is often used to mean damage to your heart or blood vessels by atherosclerosis (ath-ur-o-skluh-ROE-sis), a build-up of fatty plaques in your arteries. Plaque build-up thickens and stiffens artery walls, which can inhibit blood flow through your arteries to your organs and tissues.

Atherosclerosis is also the most common cause of cardiovascular disease. It can be caused by correctable problems, such as an unhealthy diet, lack of exercise, being overweight and smoking.

heart arrhythmia

Common causes of abnormal heart rhythms (arrhythmias) or conditions that can lead to arrhythmias include:

  • Heart defects you’re born with (congenital heart defects)
  • Coronary artery disease
  • High blood pressure
  • Diabetes
  • Smoking
  • Excessive use of alcohol or caffeine
  • Drug abuse
  • Stress
  • Some over-the-counter medications, prescription medications, dietary supplements and herbal remedies
  • Valvular heart disease

In a healthy person with a normal, healthy heart, it’s unlikely for a fatal arrhythmia to develop without some outside trigger, such as an electrical shock or the use of illegal drugs. That’s primarily because a healthy person’s heart is free from any abnormal conditions that cause an arrhythmia, such as an area of scarred tissue.

However, in a heart that’s diseased or deformed, the heart’s electrical impulses may not properly start or travel through the heart, making arrhythmias more likely to develop.

congenital heart defects

Congenital heart defects usually develop while a baby is in the womb. Heart defects can develop as the heart develops, about a month after conception, changing the flow of blood in the heart. Some medical conditions, medications and genes may play a role in causing heart defects.

Heart defects can also develop in adults. As you age, your heart’s structure can change, causing a heart defect.

cardiomyopathy

The cause of cardiomyopathy, a thickening or enlarging of the heart muscle, may depend on the type:

  • Dilated cardiomyopathy. The cause of this most common type of cardiomyopathy often is unknown. It may be caused by reduced blood flow to the heart (ischemic heart disease) resulting from damage after a heart attack, infections, toxins and certain drugs. It may also be inherited from a parent. It usually enlarges (dilates) the left ventricle.
  • Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. This type, in which the heart muscle becomes abnormally thick, usually is inherited. It can also develop over time because of high blood pressure or aging.
  • Restrictive cardiomyopathy. This least common type of cardiomyopathy, which causes the heart muscle to become rigid and less elastic, can occur for no known reason. Or it may be caused by diseases, such as connective tissue disorders, excessive iron buildup in your body (hemochromatosis), the buildup of abnormal proteins (amyloidosis) or by some cancer treatments.
heart infection

A heart infection, such as endocarditis, is caused when an irritant, such as a bacterium, virus or chemical, reaches your heart muscle. The most common causes of heart infection include:

  • Bacteria
  • Viruses
  • Parasites
valvular heart disease

There are many causes of diseases of your heart valves. You may be born with valvular disease, or the valves may be damaged by conditions such as:

  • Rheumatic fever
  • Infections (infectious endocarditis)
  • Connective tissue disorders

Diagnosis of
Heart Disease

The tests you’ll need to diagnose your Heart Disease depend on what condition your doctor thinks you might have. No matter what type of Heart Disease you have, your doctor will likely perform a physical exam and ask about your personal and family medical history before doing any tests. Besides blood tests and a chest X-ray, tests to diagnose Heart Disease can include:

  • Electrocardiogram (ECG). An ECG records these electrical signals and can help your doctor detect irregularities in your heart’s rhythm and structure. You may have an ECG while you’re at rest or while exercising (stress electrocardiogram).
  • Holter monitoring. A Holter monitor is a portable device you wear to record a continuous ECG, usually for 24 to 72 hours. Holter monitoring is used to detect heart rhythm irregularities that aren’t found during a regular ECG exam.
  • Echocardiogram. This non-invasive exam, which includes an ultrasound of your chest which shows detailed images of your heart’s structure and function.
  • Stress test. This type of test involves raising your heart rate with exercise or medicine while performing heart tests and imaging to check how your heart responds.
  • Cardiac catheterization. In this test, a short tube (sheath) is inserted into a vein or artery in your leg (groin) or arm. A hollow flexible and longer tube (guide catheter) is then inserted into the sheath. Aided by X-ray images on a monitor, your doctor threads the guide catheter through that artery until it reaches your heart. The pressures in your heart chambers can be measured, and dye can be injected. The dye can be seen on an X-ray, which helps your doctor see the blood flow through your heart, blood vessels and valves to check for abnormalities.

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  • Cardiac computerized tomography (CT) scan. This test is often used to check for heart problems. In a cardiac CT scan, you lie on a table inside a doughnut-shaped machine. An X-ray tube inside the machine rotates around your body and collects images of your heart and chest.
  • Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). For this test, you lie on a table inside a long tube-like machine that produces a magnetic field. The magnetic field produces pictures to help your doctor evaluate your heart.

Treatments For Heart Disease

Here at Poseidonia Healthcare, we offer a full range of treatments for Heart Disease, here are a few benefits of the more popular treatments:

Stem Cell Therapy

Having commenced Stem Cell Therapy for Heart Disease, patients experience the healing effects within minutes of the new Stem Cells being delivered into the body and this continues for a period of 7 days afterwards. The positive week-long repair is again triggered with each new application of Embryonic Stem Cells. Stem Cell Heart Regeneration is engineered specifically to restore damaged heart tissue and to restore proper function using the body’s natural ability to regenerate.

The heart contains a small amount of Cardiac Stem Cells which are produced when there is a need for more Heart Cells or when damaged ones need to be replaced. These Cardiac Cells are produced in high quantity for about one week following a “Heart Attack”; however, this process halts after one week. This illustrates both the importance and the need of Stem Cell Therapy for Heart Disease.

HBOT

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) will improve oxygen supply to the threatened heart and may reduce the volume of heart muscle that perishes. The addition of HBOT to standard treatment may reduce death rate and other major adverse outcomes. In a HBOT chamber, the air pressure is increased to three times higher than normal air pressure. Under these conditions, your lungs can gather more oxygen than would be possible breathing pure oxygen at normal air pressure. Your blood carries this oxygen throughout your body. This helps fight bacteria and stimulate the release of substances called growth factors and stem cells, which promote healing.

OZONE THERAPY

Ozone Therapy is the fastest known method of treatment for patients with Heart Disease. It takes less expense and time in comparison to the invasive procedures such as heart by-pass surgery or angioplasty. Ozone Therapy has an amazing record of successful uses in Heart Disease treatments. The use of Ozone Therapy in cardiovascular diseases (especially angina) and chronic fatigue/pain has shown significant results in relief and operational success. This simple naturopathic medical procedure improves oxygen circulation and utilization of the heart tissues.

Medical Ozone can decrease the thickness and viscosity of blood that would make it easier for circulation and also stimulate dilation as well as relaxation of the artery walls. This can help recovery of the inner arterial space from fats that create blocks in the arteries (atheromatous plaques). This naturopathic procedure equals at the very least to an IV treatment. A standard amount of blood (about 250ml) is taken from the body to sterile container and Medical Ozone is then added with the blood to prepare the heart for recovery.

Common Complications

Heart Failure. One of the most common complications of heart disease, Heart Failure occurs when your heart can’t pump enough blood to meet your body’s needs.

Heart Failure can result from many forms of heart disease, including heart defects, cardiovascular disease, valvular heart disease, heart infections or cardiomyopathy.

Stem Cell Treatment
Dr Smith

Pluripotent Stem Cells are hugely beneficial and have been shown to be 6-10 times more effective than the normal adult, autologous and/or umbilical cord treatments offered by other treatment providers. The reason is both the structure of the Stem Cells and in particular the type and amount of Cells that we are able to provide per treatment to our patients and the fact that all of our Stem Cells are freshly produced and never frozen.

During a single session we administer a minimum of 20 million Pluripotent Stem Cells to our Patients resulting in better healing, a faster recovery and an overall improvement of the patient’s situation.

Common Complications

Heart Attack. A blood clot blocking the blood flow through a blood vessel that feeds the heart causes a heart attack, possibly damaging or destroying a part of the heart muscle. Atherosclerosis can cause a heart attack.

Peripheral Artery Disease. Atherosclerosis also can lead to peripheral artery disease. When you develop peripheral artery disease, your extremities, usually your legs don’t receive enough blood flow. This causes symptoms, most notably leg pain when walking (claudication).

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