What is Coronary Thrombosis?

Coronary Thrombosis

The heart is surrounded by three major coronary arteries that supply blood and oxygen to the heart muscle. If you develop a blood clot in one of these arteries is interrupted blood supply to areas of the heart muscle. This is a coronary thrombosis.

Usually produces an intense pain in the chest behind the sternum (breastbone), which often extends to the left arm. The area of muscle that is not enough supply stops working properly, if not quickly dissolve the blood clot, for example, a drug that dissolves the clot (thrombolysis). Why produce coronary thrombosis?

Coronary thrombosis, which usually occurs in the coronary arteries, develops, often in the place where an atherosclerotic plaque ruptures. Most people in the developed world suffer from atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) in some parts of the body without even realizing it. Atherosclerosis can begin about twenty years and develop gradually as they get older.

Some people have symptoms of atherosclerosis in the coronary arteries, which are shown as angina pectoris (chest pain). By contrast, the plaque rupture leading to coronary thrombosis often occurs in people without a previous history of angina pectoris.

The lining of the artery that supplies irrigation to the heart muscle is forming the atherosclerotic plaque. If you break the diseased coronary artery may develop a blood clot, which consists of blood-clotting proteins, platelets and red cells. This training can disrupt the blood supply, and is called the blood clot.

credit to: Dra. Sabine Gill, Dr. Steen Dalby Kristensen, Dr. Neal Uren, Dr. Patrick Davey, Dra. Montserrat Vilaseca Corbera

Coral Calcium

coral calcium“Coral calcium” is a dietary supplement that is supposedly derived from “remnants of living coral from coral reefs degraded by the waves or other natural processes.” It also claimed that, from ancient ocean beds of the coral reefs in Okinawa, Japan is met [1:120].

To simply say, “coral remnants” are limestone, which are produced by the coral organisms as a protective shield.

Since coral reefs are protected by law is “coral calcium” created by limestone which no longer contains live organisms at times.

Limestone has no unique characteristics. It simply consists of calcium carbonate, a little magnesium and small amounts of various other minerals. Limestone Manure that is on sale in garden centers only costs one U.S. dollars for a bag of 80 pounds

(Note: Limestone fertilizer is not suitable for use as a calcium supplement. I mention this just to illustrate how raw materials are cheap).

For people who take extra calcium to pure calcium carbonate pills are safer and much cheaper than coral calcium. But Robert R. Barefoot from Wickes Mountain, Arizona to persuade you that limestone from Okinawa “the scientific secret of health and youth” can cure cancer and supplies.

His ideas were disseminated through books, lectures, his website, an audio cassette, two half hours of infomercials [2], interviews and thousands of websites that sell coral calcium. He has tremendous supporters.

I have more than 300 e-mails on his infomercials, more than I ever have been any other product. His book, The Calcium Factor [1], which was first published in 1992, was reprinted five times and won in January 31, 2003 at the 412th place in the selling list of Amazon Books, which has a high position. On the same day was his book Death By Diet [3], which was first published in 1996 and now the pressure is on fourth position in 1790 and his other book, Barefoot on Coral Calcium [4], in 8114.

When I Google for “Robert Barefoot” search, I received more than 31,000 hits and more than 80,000 coral calcium! In January and February was his infomercials “A Closer Look” one of the most infomercials showed in general and showed it was the most associated with dietary supplements.

Coronary Thrombosis: Medication

coronary thrombosis: medicationWhat medication is used after having suffered a coronary thrombosis?

Acetylsalicylic acid (aspirin)

Always prescribed unless the patient is intolerant to it. Has a mild blood-thinning effect and may prevent further coronary events. The patient should take aspirin for the rest of his life. May be given clopidogrel as a substitute, if the patient is intolerant to aspirin.

Nitroglycerin (which dilates the arteries)

May be prescribed in pills, patches that stick to skin or spray for the treatment of episodes of chest pain. The long-term oral nitrate can reduce attacks of angina pectoris, and is useful to decrease the duration of these attacks.Beta-blockers

Among other things, block the action of the hormone adrenaline on the heart and therefore reduces blood pressure, when the heart beats more slowly. This reduces the heart’s workload and increases blood flow in coronary arteries.

Calcium channel blockers

Reduce muscle tension in the arteries dilate and allow, therefore, increased blood flow. In addition, slightly relax the heart muscle and reduce the need for oxygen. There are available different types of calcium channel blockers have different effects on heart rate, coronary arteries, the heart and circulation. These drugs are often used immediately after a coronary thrombosis, but may be administered to treat angina, long-term.

ACE inhibitors (angiotensin converting enzyme)

Prevent the formation of a hormone (angiotensin) that causes blood vessels to constrict, and may increase the thickening of the heart muscle, away from the area of ??heart attack. When reducing the pressure in the veins, decreases the heart’s workload. It may be a useful drug to improve heart function and prevent further complications after a heart attack. It is likely that the doctor prescribes a medication of this type, unless the patient has low blood pressure constant.


These drugs help the body to excrete water and salt superfluous, reduce blood pressure and may be useful if a heart failure. Diuretics can have different effects on the kidneys and can be divided into thiazides, high ceiling diuretics, potassium-sparing diuretics and a combination thereof. Often adding oral potassium because the kidneys release a lot of potassium when the patient is treated with a diuretic medication. Optionally, you can take potassium tablets diuretics.

Cholesterol-lowering drugs (eg statins)

If cholesterol levels are too high, can help reduce natural cholesterol production in the liver. Statins inhibit an enzyme called HMG-CoA reductase, decrease the production of cholesterol, which stimulate the development of an atherosclerotic plaque and increase the instability of this board.

credit to: Dra. Sabine Gill, Dr. Steen Dalby Kristensen, Dr. Neal Uren, Dr. Patrick Davey, Dra. Montserrat Vilaseca Corbera