Bernie Sanders left the campaign trail in Paradise, Nevada recently due to chest pains. Cardiologists inserted two stents to open two blocked arteries. Then, the news followed that Bernie Sanders actually had a heart attack. Mr. Sanders is 78-years-old.
Famous Italian tenor Marcello Giordani, age 56, was a victim of sudden cardiac death. He recently died of a heart attack at home in Italy. Stories about his fame express that he “sung like a God.”
This is not a story about politics or the opera. This is a story about blocked arteries that lead to heart attack. Sometimes these heart attacks contribute to sudden cardiac death that causes about 325,000 adult deaths annually in the U.S.
These stories go on and on as celebrities and leaders battle health woes the same as everyone else. It’s just that when they suffer, their stories appear in the news, and that may be a good thing. Everyone needs a reminder to take care of their heart health. Bernie Sanders is nearing 80-years-old. And, according to Harvard University, “the older you are, the greater your risk.”
Two Stents Inserted in Bernie Sanders’s Arteries
When doctors fear that you have obstructed arteries, then you may get a Cardiolite procedure. This machine shoots die within arteries to watch the path that blood takes. When a blockage is identified, stents and angioplasty become first options. Angioplasty restores blood flow in blocked arteries, say the medical publications. During coronary angioplasty, an inserted balloon inflates and widens the obstructed artery. Stents and angioplasty go hand in hand. After a balloon insertion, the permanent placement of a wire mesh tube, called a stent, props the artery open. Sometimes, stents are coated with medications, and other times, they are just plain wire.
So, did Bernie Sanders actually need stents?
This is traditional medicine: blockages of the arteries are identified, cardiac catheterization procedure occurs during which balloon angioplasty and stents are inserted, a heart attack may follow, open-heart surgery could be the next in the chain of events.
Bernie Sanders Needs EECP
Enhanced External Counterpulsation or EECP, needs to be better known. Harvard University invented the therapy in the 1950s. After that, China and the U.S. worked together to perfect it over time. Since 2002, when Sara Soulati launched Global Cardio Care in the heart of the African-American community in Inglewood, California, EECP has been readily available to people with high incidents of heart disease.
Rather than experience angioplasty or stents, people with coronary artery disease, angina pectoris (chest pain), obstructed arteries from plaque, and high blood pressure, can experience EECP as an alternative to stents.
Scientific studies clinically prove that EECP promotes angiogenesis. Just like it sounds, angiogenesis implies something new. In this case, the new refers to new micro-collaterals that form throughout the body to bypass blockages. When you experience non-invasive EECP (you simply lie on a comfortable bed), cuffs squeeze your lower extremities in three places. The pulsing mechanism of EECP pushes oxygenated blood from the legs up through the heart with force. What happens within the arteries is the release of nitric oxide in the lining of the arterial wall, called the endothelium. With this hormone secretion, the arteries become more elastic and supple.
Blood flows through new pathways due to angiogenesis and moves around blockages. Essentially, stents to open blocked arteries are not required because the mechanism of EECP acts like a second heart pumping and resting just as your heart pumps and rests.
Experience A Complimentary EECP Session
So, did Bernie Sanders need two stents? Perhaps not. Come and experience EECP yourself. This powerful, extraordinary therapy delivers positive outcomes whether you have a stent or not. We invite Bernie Sanders to come see us, too! Give EECP a trial in a complimentary session. Call or text us at 310-473-3030.