Almost 16% of patients receiving stents, back in hospital within 30 daysJanuary 2, 2012 January 2, 2012
New medical research says that “A total of 15.6% of all (stent) patients were readmitted within 30 days, and 20.6% of these readmissions were staged (planned in advance for a second procedure). Among unstaged readmissions, the most common reasons for readmission were chronic ischemic heart disease (22.5%), chest pain (10.8%), and heart failure (8.2%). A total of 2,015 patients (32.2% of readmissions) underwent a repeat (stent procedure) PCI.” (1)
The research cites that being older or having failing health made you more susceptible.
Cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death in the United States, accounting for nearly half of all fatalities. Almost one million people die each year from cardiovascular disease, or about one person every 33 seconds. New or recurrent heart attacks occur in approximately 1.5 million people per year. Unfortunately, the majority of heart attacks occur with little or no warning, making it essential to focus on preventive measures.
Risk Factors for Developing Cardiovascular Disease
•High blood pressure
Our goal is to nourish your heart and vascular tissue to reduce your susceptibility to disease and to reverse any pre-existing conditions. At the Magaziner Center for Wellness, we evaluate each patient for his or her unique biochemistry. We analyze our patients’ production of free radicals and levels of specific antioxidants, as well as doing a comprehensive assessment of numerous independent cardiovascular risk factors such as homocysteine, fibrinogen, C-reactive protein, Lp(a), oxidized LDL cholesterol and platelet aggregation time. From these results, we prepare an individualized, targeted program to address the specific needs and requirements of each patient.
We encourage our patients to consume a diet rich in phytonutrients, antioxidants, fiber and omega-3 fatty acids such as salmon, mackerel and sardines. We also recommend a diet low in sugar, saturated and trans-fats and dietary cholesterol. We stress the importance of supplemental antioxidant therapy including vitamins C, E, CoQ-10, alpha-lipoic acid and other nutrients such as folate, magnesium, L-carnitine and L-arginine. Specific herbs and botanicals are also used to support your vascular health. We encourage our patients to avoid cigarette smoking, processed foods, excessive alcohol, sugar and caffeine. Engaging in a regular exercise and stress- reduction program is also paramount to success.
Finally, we have found that chelation therapy and other intravenous infusions of antioxidants can be an integral part of a cardiac disease stabilization or reversal program. With our comprehensive program, we have helped thousands of patients to regain their strength and vitality and to achieve optimum health.
Do you have questions about hear disease? Contact us.
1. Hannan EL, Zhong Y, Krumholz K, et al. 30-Day Readmission for Patients Undergoing Percutaneous Coronary Interventions in New York State Original Research Article. JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions, Volume 4, Issue 12, December 2011, Pages 1335-1342