I live in the North of England and Owen posted on my behalf in September 2015 about my having taken 5-6 grams of C per day for last 30 years and wondered why I'd developed CHD. I am now 71 years old, but at the time was diagnosed with mild angina and sent for an angiogram in the October, which found two 70% and 80% arterial blockages. This was described as significant LAD disease and significant right coronary artery disease.
I was then sent to see a consultant cardiologist, who recommended statins and 75mg aspirin to be followed by stenting. Much to his consternation I refused the statins and said I wanted to see if I could treat myself to try and reduce the plaque before considering stents. The cardiologist was not happy about this and expressed his concern that I could have a heart attack in the meantime. After several visits I finally agreed to having a Cardiac MRI scan, so that he could prove to me that stenting was essential.
I originally started taking Cardio C in the September of 2015, but after the UK's disasterous Brexit, which devalued the Pound and the imposition of ludicrous customs charges on non-EU goods I found it was becoming too expensive. So from the Summer of 2016, I started sourcing the ingredients separately myself, in the UK, using more or less the same formula as Cardio C. My only concessions to conventional medication was 10mg Amlodipine and the 75mg aspirin per day. In add to the LP Therapy I took 300mg of Tocotrienols, which I'd read had been very successful at reducing plaque in both animals and man. This was mentioned in the Dr.Steve Hickey book "Ascorbate", as well as in various other scientific articles. I also take 2000mg of Omega 3 capsules (which include 660mg EPA and 440mg DHA), 100mg CoQ10 capsules, a Super K capsule, 15mg of Zinc and about 600mg of Magnesium Chloride. I also walk 4/5 miles every day in hilly country without any chest pains or breathlessness.
I finally had my Cardiac MRI scan in November 2016 and instead of receiving an invitation to have my arteries stented, I received a copy of the following letter which had been sent to my local GP doctor:
"Cardiac MRI (30 November 2016): No evidence of reversible ischemia
I am pleased to report that it revealed normal left ventricular function at rest. There was no convincing evidence of reversible ischemia during stress. Mild aortic stenosis was also noted."
He also mentioned that I was now to be reviewed in a new Cardio clinic in September 2017. So he doesn't seem to be too worried now, methinks.
I contacted his secretary to see if I could get a more detailed prognosis, but was told to ask my GP who said he can't obtain the scan details, but it would definitely appear that I'd made significant improvements to my condition. It's now been suggested that I write to the cardiologist to request more information. This I intend to do, but would be interested to know any opinions on how I should interpret the situation. Also, does anyone have any knowledge of the success or otherwise of Tocotrienols?