That's great news, Allen. I am very happy for you. I was thinking that you are a young man? Around 30? If so, I wonder why calcium has formed in your arteries, so early? I am ignorant on this subject, but I think it is much more common in older people. I may have a bit, and have not been told about
it. I am 53. I will say that "stable plaque" usually is stable because it has a calcium cover. "Unstable plaque" does not. It is soft and volatile. It is much more likely to errupt and cause a heart attack. We know this information is just from what I have read from, over the years I have been trying to learn about
CAD/heart disease, Erskine knows the true skinny.
Regarding your medicine, probably the most fast acting for you would be the Ramipril (ACE inhibitor) and the Metformin. The Ramipril dilates your arteries a bit and lowers your BP. I have taken it for almost 3 years. Most MI survivors take an ACE inhibitor, because the NIH has it in their treatment guidelines, as one of a few post MI medicines.
Awile back I would have had the energy to study Metformin in detail for you, and see if it could work that fast....., but I have studied it because my daughter is taking it also. I think it has time to have taken affect for you. Doesn't it reduce the bodies requirement for insulin? I could brush up on it....I know that it is one of the few medicines you have to stop the night before an agiogram or cath.
Hey the heart disease prevention program here is only through education, which is not a requirement to learn, unless they have it in the high school science books, lol. I wish they would send the smoke police by my place, and force me to stop. The sicker I get, the more stressed I am, and I have an even greater urge to smoke. It is insanity.
You are really a "superguy" for showing all how to exercise, when it may seem impossible. A shining example for all with one or two legs :) I can't exercise for a bit, but if I get the chance I am going to.
Keep on this good run of health!
Post Edited (Aldo) : 2/24/2006 9:01:21 AM (GMT-7)