Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer of men and women today. It can strike at nearly any age, although it is most common in seniors. It can cause discomfort, a decrease in the quality of your life and even death if it is not controlled. While lifestyle modifications to decrease your risk factors for getting cardiovascular disease are certainly the first place to start, you may still need to seek future treatment for coronary artery disease. One such treatment is our FDA-approved natural bypass.
Two of the most commonly known therapies to treat blocked arteries leading to the heart muscle are stenting and bypass grafting. With stenting, the doctor will seek to open the affected coronary artery by using a tiny cylindrically-shaped piece that looks like very fine chicken wire. This stent holds the artery open and allows blood to flow to that area of the heart. However, there are times when stenting is not doable, such as when the artery is too blocked to be repaired this way. At these times, our doctor may instead recommend coronary bypass surgery. During this surgery, a new coronary artery will be created to run to the area of the heart muscle that is not receiving enough blood to survive. The name of your bypass surgery will tell you how many bypasses you are receiving, such as triple bypass surgery.
In the past, the coronary artery bypass graft surgery was really your last shot at repairing your heart muscle. If it did not work, then you were doomed to living with ever-failing cardiovascular health, which would most likely take your life one day. Today, however, there is another option in the form of the natural bypass. The main goal of a natural bypass is to get your body to create its own new coronary vessels to bypass the diseased and clogged ones. The most common method used is ECP, also called external counterpulsation.
You can receive ECP heart care right here in Gainesville when you choose to visit the office of Dr. James DeStephens. It is a non-invasive treatment that can make a huge difference when it comes to treating coronary artery disease. Contact us today to book a consultation and learn more information!