Mrs. P. K., Alexandria, Kentucky
Husband With Diagnosis of Cardiovascular Disease with Coronary Blockages, Chronic Chest Pain and Stents
January 29, 2004
"Just wanted to say thank you. My husband was diagnosed with cardiovascular heart disease two years ago. He quit smoking (used to smoke three packs a day), we changed our dietary habits and he got very serious with his exercise program. He had a 30% blockage in one artery and a 70% blockage in another.
His cardiologist tried him on countless medications which seemed to do nothing more than cost us a fortune and cause him to have just every side effect imaginable. All the while he continued to have chest pain.
I cannot tell you how many times in the past two years we have been to the emergency room thinking he was having a heart attack.
In June of this year he was back in the hospital. They put in a stent. The 30% blockage now was 95%. Through the summer he didnt make any improvement. He still had chest pains every day and would get nauseated and lightheaded in extreme heat and/or with exertion or sometimes without extreme heat or exertion.
THANK GOD I FOUND YOUR WEBSITE!!!
In August of this year he was back in the hospital. The stent was not open all the way and had scar tissue surrounding it. They cleaned out his arteries and put in another stent. He began taking HEART TECHNOLOGY (and quit taking the medication his cardiologist had prescribed) just about a week or so before the last stent was put in.
Yesterday, it was 100 degrees here and he called me from work to say he felt like a million bucks! He had been feeling better the past couple of weeks but, I don't think either one of us were getting our hopes up thinking it was permanent.
I have spent the summer wondering "Is this the day he has the heart attack?"; "Is this the time I take him to the hospital and he doesn't come home with me?" God only knows what has gone through his mind!
I believe you have saved his life and I thank you on behalf of myself and our three sons (ages 5, 11 and 17) for keeping him with us for what I believe will be a very long time."