Heart Surgery - Post Operative Nutrition By Peter El Massry
In today's society, cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the number 1 killer of Americans, followed by cancer.
In today's society, cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the number 1 killer of Americans, followed by cancer. Cardiovascular, coronary heart disease, or simply heart disease all refer to the same condition, a serious disease whose progression often requires surgeries that Americans are all too familiar with - bypass surgery, angioplasty, stent placements, or even heart transplants.
Given this sad state of affairs, it's no surprise that thousands of recovering surgery patients would, and should, regard heart surgery and post operative nutrition key elements to rehabilitation after such major medical intervention. Nutrition which is time and again under-appreciated in this country is absolutely critical to recovery from any major surgery, heart surgery is no exception. In the case of heart surgery, post operative nutrition can help reduce the painful symptoms associated with the healing from the procedure AND perhaps more importantly post operative nutrition can insure that one will not have to under go surgery again! Nobody who suffers the ordeal of undergoing hearty surgery, relishes the idea of having to repeat the procedure once if not twice more. Aside from the emotional and physical stress involved in surgery, the financial drain is considerable, especially in this country with skyrocketing healthcare costs which increase annually with no end in sight.
Regarding heart surgery, post operative nutrition in the form of fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grain foods, and minimal intake of animal proteins loaded with saturated fats is a MUST if one wants to really 'get a new lease on life.' Supplementation with Omega-3 fatty acids, Vitamin E, and Vitamin C is also important and has been validated by literally thousands upon thousands of scientific studies. One protocol regarding heart surgery, post operative nutrition that is not well known but absolutely impressive and validated by science and real life testimonials is the Pauling Protocol, popularized by famous two time Nobel Prize Winner Linus Pauling. Pauling recommended a combination of Vitamin C and the amino acids Lysine and Proline for recovery from Cardiovascular Disease. Folks, this is a very inexpensive protocol backed by scientific data that works to heal the cardiovascular system. The pharmaceutical companies don't want you to know about it because it's cheap and it works - unlike most of the drugs being peddled by doctors today.
Heart surgery, post operative nutrition should be considered as part of the same continuum....don't take any more chances with your heart if you've had heart surgery. Get well, right now!