Need heart surgery?
Extra supplements are needed to protect against further damage that is caused by medical
intervention. What is that damage?
There is extra damage from "oxidative stress" due to these procedures and medications:
If you have had, or are going to have any of these, you will need extra protection for:
Medical researchers say that you need extra protective measures against this damage caused by "oxidative stress" which goes along with heart attacks, strokes and heart surgery.
Scientists are finding two key elements:
1) very high levels of free radical damage and
2) the absence of the body’s own antioxidant, glutathione in people undergoing heart surgery or a heart attack.
1) Blood flow to the heart muscle is obstructed by a blockage of a coronary artery (cardiac ischemia)
2) Or during a sudden, severe blockage that leads to a heart attack (myocardial infarction).
Here are some of the latest discoveries about why pre-habilitation is crucial for better recovery.
A combined team of Canadian and Japanese heart researchers reviewed evidence for the role of "oxidative stress" in acute ischemic heart disease.
Without adequate protective mechanisms to combat free radicals and lipid peroxidation, (when fats become rancid and break down, making more harmful free radicals), our vascular systems are quickly overcome by atherosclerosis.
M.J. Kendall’s team of Birmingham University examined over two thousand patients with confirmed coronary artery disease in a randomized clinical trial and found that:
Why is that a problem? Without this protective molecule, more damage and complications occur.
The principal antioxidant in our cells is glutathione, or GSH.
University of British Columbia researchers led by Kimberly Cheng showed the connection among cholesterol levels, glutathione levels and plaque formation in the aorta.
Although antioxidants like vitamins C and E are considered important, the naturally occurring antioxidant in the cell is GSH. GSH also serves to recycle these other antioxidants into their functionally active form.
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Replenishing glutathione diminishes damage to oxygen-deprived tissue during ischemia, and also during the subsequent complications of reperfusion that usually causes more damage.
If a blood clot deprives tissue of blood and oxygen for more than a very brief period, its ability to produce life-giving energy is compromised.
When bypass surgery or thrombolytic drugs break down the clot and re-establish oxygen flow, the tissues are said to be “reperfused”.
Reperfusion injury is relevant to many fields of medicine. This type of injury (I/R) occurs following every successfully balloon angioplasty. (tPA induced thrombolysis).
The science of free radical biology is helping create new strategies for better protection and improved recovery by using pre - heart surgery supplements as well as heart surgery postoperative protection.
We hope that you will take glutathione-building supplements before heart surgery, angioplasty or coronary bypass.
We wish you well, and have a new lease on life after your surgery!
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