Experiences with alternative treatments

Discuss your experiences with alternative treatments.


Sleep Apnea

  • By catbell7 · New reply yesterday at 6:32 am
  • 4 replies
  • my 2nd cpap machine has died and is not fixable - anyone know where I could find one for cheap?? I so love(d) my cpap with its nasal pillow mask and it sure helps with the heart stuff and the diabetes/blood ...

Anybody use CO Q10 to treat heart failure?

  • By Katie1983 · New reply April 3, 2014
  • 59 replies
  • Anybody else who has Cardiomyopathy or Heart failure take CO Q10 in addition to your meds? If so any good results on heart function? I've read a lot online about the benefits of Coenzyme Q10 and it seems ...


  • By Huskiefan · New reply March 17, 2014
  • 18 replies
  • I am so excited! I just came back from a cholesterol check and my numbers (except for HDL) are all in the NORMAL /good range! And I did this without statins!!! Whoo hoo! I have an appt. with my cardiologist ...

Myocardial bridging and robotic surgery

  • By charliebob · New reply March 16, 2014
  • 1 reply
  • I found this article regarding a doctor Frances Sutter. He has just performed is one thousandth minimally invasive heart surgery, robotically. Then I saw a post from a lady who had myocardial bridging ...

No Insurance & Little Trust in Drs.

  • By Pacrats · New reply March 11, 2014
  • 20 replies
  • Hi. I have been reading these discussions for 6 weeks since my emergency CABGx5. I attempted to post in the main arena and was upset by some of the insensitive responses. I thought I would try again in ...

Encouragement/Ideas needed! Cardiac patient with weight gain

  • By JSantos · New reply February 23, 2014
  • 75 replies
  • Hello everyone! I need some help and encouragement please. Recently I have gotten in to the bad habit of "Stress eating" and I cannot seem to break the cycle this time. It all started when I started my ...

Supplements, please help

  • By pulvertoft · New reply February 3, 2014
  • 23 replies
  • I've been reading up and I'm seeing a lot about omega 3 fish oils and COQ10. The medications I am on are as follows:- Aspirin - dispersable 75mg Bisiprolol - beta blocker - 1.25mg Rampipril - ACE inhibitor ...

Aerobic Exercise With A Damaged Heart?

  • By LowEF-Mike · New reply December 5, 2013
  • 12 replies
  • I am new to this so please bear with me. Fellow member cajngrl had commented in an older post that because of "the type" of heart damage she had, she was unable to improve her EF. I am in a similar situation ...

Cardioplus and Cataplex B from Standard Process - are they good or hype ?

  • By heartchakra · Posted October 17, 2013
  • 0 replies
  • Hello all :), I am new here and I am writing from India :). I am a worry wart and though my parents are in relatively good health ( both around 70 ) , I want to do the best I can for them in terms of ...

Enhanced External Counterpulsation

  • By hap2 · Posted September 1, 2013
  • 0 replies
  • Greetings, I wanted to let the Women Heart Community know that I have a new posting on EECP that may be of interest to them. I recently retired due to health concerns related to chronic angina and microvascular ...


  • By Dianaof · New reply August 31, 2013
  • 41 replies
  • I have now been put on Crestor instead of Lipitor and was wondering if I should continue to take CoQ10 with the Crestot ...

Co-enzyme Q10 and & L-carnitine

  • By Janie1960 · New reply August 25, 2013
  • 4 replies
  • Hi, I have an EF of 45, am on Coreg, 10 mg and Lisinopril, 10 mg, daily. After having been on both these drugs for 3 months I had a repeat echo and I'm still at 45. I went to another cardiologist that ...

Could Low Magnesium Predict Heart Disease Risk

  • By sylviaruth · New reply August 24, 2013
  • 2 replies
  • I just ran across this article and thought it was a good one to share. I've been taking extra magnesium for years and wouldn't be without it. If you don't know about this, please take the time to read ...

L Carnitine for heart conditions

  • By ginger45 · New reply August 22, 2013
  • 10 replies
  • HI, I was just curious about L Carnitine, which is one of Dr. Stephen Sinatra's recommended supplements. I did start taking it and didn't see any problem with it, as I felt, it along with the other supplements ...

Anyone on botanicals as well as conventional meds?

  • By Nattles9 · Posted June 12, 2013
  • 0 replies
  • Just wondering if there is anyone who is taking botanical such as astralagus, coleus, dan shen, arjuna or hawthorn for their heart disease, either on their own or in conjunction with conventional heart ...

Hot peppers and heart health

  • By MaryLynnKhatab · New reply May 28, 2013
  • 2 replies
  • Ok first of all I have not been here in forever, I really do hope you are all doing well as possible! I had this happen to be once before, I started craving hot peppers, it was like an insatiable need ...

Transition To All Natural Blood Thinners

  • By billyj2323 · New reply April 15, 2013
  • 63 replies
  • Does anyone know how to safely transition from prescribed blood thinners (plavix and asprin) to all natural blood thinners, such as curcumin, vitamine E, Fish oil, and or Vitamin K2? Understand everyone ...

Plant-based approach to heart disease (Dr. Esselstyn)

  • By Retired-Donna · New reply March 28, 2013
  • 55 replies
  • Hi Ladies, On 10-11-12 a stress test and ultrasound revealed that I had blockage in my left artery. I immediately purchased the book and DVD by Dr Esselstyn, entitled Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease ...

Infrared Heat and Heart Health

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  • By healingwithheat (Inactive) · Posted February 13, 2013
  • 0 replies
  • Anyone else have experience with infrared heat or saunas? I believe in this technology because it has helped my father. Far infrared is touted as the safest and most beneficial form of natural sunlight ...

Magnesium and Spasms

  • By DonaMarie · New reply November 20, 2012
  • 4 replies
  • I have a question for you all. Have any of you heard anything about magnesium effecting heart spasms? I'm curious because I thought I read an article how taking magnesium would make a difference but I ...

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