US Experiencing Heart Failure "Epidemic"
January 02, 2008
Cardiologists have been so successful in treating patients with heart disease that they have created an epidemic of heart failure, a chronic condition in which the heart pumps inefficiently, causing fatigue, breathlessness and fluid accumulation in the body. The study shows that the number of cases of heart failure treated in one urban health system has more than doubled since 1989, Detroit researchers announced at the 48th annual meeting of the American College of Cardiology.
COMMENT: Traditional medicine is very good at rescuing patients but it is absolutely worse than awful when it comes to addressing the causes of chronic illness. When patients have bypasses and angioplasties their underlying condition is allowed to progress and diseases like heart failure can develop.