Cardiac Stents: Are They Necessary?

February 28, 2013

28 Feb – Following a heart attack, many people struggle to recover fully.  The huge amounts of pills these patients have to take do not seem to help.  The medication often has the opposite effect from the intended.  Patients experience a loss of vitality, a lack of drive and suffer mood swings.  Some never recover, while others give up their careers to begin an early retirement.  This applies to many heart patients who generally tend to be very compliant and painstakingly follow all of their doctor’s advice and instructions.

For the past 30 years, KNUT STROKA MD has worked as a general practitioner in Hamburg, Germany.  Although critical of orthodox medicine and the conventional treatment of heart patients in particular, he practices conventional medicine.  His work is based on the generally accepted principles of modern scientific medicine, but endeavors to educate himself beyond the confines as a physician.

Knut Stroka MD

Modern medicine has much to offer heart patients, including high technology.  In the past, bypass surgery was used frequently, whereas these days more patients get stents.  Once treated by these procedures, many patients experience a period of respite in which they are free of symptoms and pain; that is, until they unexpectedly have their next heart attack or die.  These can hardly be described as good treatment outcomes.

It appears that the treatments offered heart patients are little more than empty promises.  Consequently, there is a growing sense of unease.  Although conventional treatment for heart patients improves symptoms, it fails to deliver in terms of preventing subsequent heart attacks and in extending patients’ life expectancy.  Stents fail to deliver where it matters most.

Where is the mistake? The basis of the conventional treatment approach is flawed. The belief that obstructed coronary arteries are the all-over cause of heart attacks is not valid.  In most cases, heart attacks actually happen irrespective of the degree to which coronary arteries are obstructed.  Coronary vessel factors explain only a small part of heart attacks.  Many roads lead to Rome.  Our blinders must be removed and the view broadened to take in other possible causes of heart attacks.

According to the latest research, heart attack patients suffer from a certain characteristic defect in the heart’s control system. This defect is one of the causative factors in heart attacks, irrespective of whether or not and to what extent the coronary arteries are obstructed. The purpose of this website is to give you detailed information on this subject. My opinions on these issues have already been published in several books and scientific papers.

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This website provides a detailed and for everybody understandable explanation of why coronary narrowings (stenoses) usually do not diminish the blood supply of the heart and do not damage the heart muscle.  It is important for me to make it clear to you as readers that heart attacks are caused by different reasons.  Coronary narrowings are one of the many causes and certainly not the most important one.

Dr. Stroka’s website provides answers to the most frequently asked questions about heart attacks.  He does not provide specific treatment advice but, instead, offers some comprehensive information to help patients reevaluate the orthodox views about heart attacks so that patients can make better decisions concerning their treatment.

For more information, visit Heart Attack New.