Heart Disease

Another Testosterone Deficient State!

Edward Lichten, M.D., PC
555 South Old Woodward Suite #700
Birmingham, MI 48009 
248.593.9999

 

 

HEART RESEARCH PROTOCOL SEEKS 1000 VOLUNTEERS

OVERVIEW:
It is well-known that heart disease is the number one killer of men. Even with the decrease in smoking, exercise and diet awareness, almost 40% of all men will die from heart disease.

A FORTUITOUS RECENT DISCOVERY:
Three lines of research converged to offer seemingly and reproducible effective treatment for the worse heart patients facing heart transplant. James, Sam and Jerry not only benefitted from these F.D.A. approved medical ttreatments; they lived normal lives. The three lines of treatment are:

  1. Human Growth Hormone
  2. Anabolic steroids
  3. Nutraceutical (vitamin, mineral and amino acid) support
 
KINDS OF HEART DISEASE:
Most heart disease falls into two classifications:
1. [AMA CPT CODE 412]: Coronary artery disease: blocked arteries reduce blood flow to keep the heart muscle alive. If there is inadequate flow, the patient suffers a heart attack (myocardial infarction).
2. [AMA CPT CODE 428]: Congestive heart failure: in the aged, the heart muscle just wears out. There in not enough energy to pump blood.  The fluid builds up in the body, and the patient generally becomes weaker and weaker. This is what James, Sam and Jerry had even though they were only 40 years of age when their symptoms and clinical exhaustion began.

STANDARD MEDICAL TREATMENT:

CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE [AMA CPT CODE 412]
1. For coronary artery disease, doctors first perform an EKG (ECG) to check the electrical performance of the heart. There are specific patterns that correlate to ischemia from a drop in blood flow that causes angina (chest pain) and full obstruction of blood flow that may cause myocardial infarction.

2. Laboratory tests include serum assays for muscle enzymes: CK-MB, myoglobins, BMP and treponins, complete blood count, and tests for electrolyte anomalies.  Cardiologists do not routinely assay the testosterone, estradiol and sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG) although there are hundreds of medical articles describing their importance in predicting recovery and long-term survival.

3.  Diagnostic tests should include the Electronic Beam CT with or without dye that replaces the need for heart catheterization in 75% of individuals presenting to the Emergency Room with chest pain. Heart catheterization and placement of stents is most often unnecessary for patients seen in doctors' office and stable for long periods of time.  The MUGA studies and radionucleotide tests are rarely of any diagnostic benefit.

4.  Treadmill, EKG and ultrasound.  The treadmill test, called the Bruce protocol, is a standard that determines the limit of cardiac performance before the patient either gets short of breath, chest pain, or the heart rate exceeds a specific limit [210-age].  After the heart is racing, the doctor examines the heart wall motion and ability of the heart to pump (eject) blood. The ejection fraction is the most significant measurement of how must exercise, stress and life-expectancy the individual may expect.

5. PROTOCOL-DIAGNOSTIC:  If a male has had a history of a heart attack (myocardial infarction), stents or coronary artery bypass grafts (CABG), he may qualify for the study.  A new patient needs to bring in for the first visit:
       a.  Summary history from the treating cardiologist or internist
       b. Complete list of medication: name, dosage, frequency and how many years on this medication
       c.   Diagnostic tests (EKG, Electronic Beam _CT coronary arteries, EKG treadmill, ultrasound and ejection fraction....etc.
       d.   Associated medical disease: Coronary artery disease is linked to obesity, hypertension, diabetes, and high cholesterol.  Medication for these conditions may negatively impact the ability of the heart to pump blood. [Statins lower Co-enzyme Q10 which can cause congestive heart failure].

PROTOCOL-TREATMENT:  The male volunteer will have a test so new that many local hospitals do not yet own one:  the Schiller AT-104.  This machine calculates the oxygen consumption and build up of carbon dioxide. Used by all professional athletes to improve performance, we find this test to be unique in showing that our HGH-Anabolic Steroid-Supplement program really work!

PROTOCOL- RESEARCH DATA:   Testosterone has been shown in minute amounts to dilate (increase the diameter) of coronary arteries.  As a drop in testosterone has been seen with most myocardial infractions in men, it is logical that men should keep their testosterone levels up!

PROTOCOL- PROOF:  Since no cardiologist locally have demonstrated that the medical program they have instigated does in fact INCREASE CARDIAC OUTPUT (EJECTION FRACTION) and/or INCREASES OXYGEN CONSUMPTION.  Our program does improve both, and the study is expected to demonstrate how much improvement might be reached in individuals with this diagnosis.

CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE

6. PROTOCOL-DIAGNOSTIC:  If a male has had a history of hear failure, he may qualify for the study.  A new patient needs to bring in for the first visit:
       a.  Summary history from the treating cardiologist or internist
       b. Complete list of medication: name, dosage, frequency and how many years on this medication
       c.   Diagnostic tests (EKG, Electronic Beam _CT coronary arteries, EKG treadmill, ultrasound and most importantly, ejection fraction....etc.
       d.   Associated medical disease: Congestive heart failure is linked to obesity, hypertension, diabetes, and high cholesterol.  Medication for these conditions may negatively impact the ability of the heart to pump blood. [Statins lower Co-enzyme Q10 which can be a single cause of congestive heart failure].

PROTOCOL-TREATMENT:  The male volunteer will have a test so new that many local hospitals do not yet own one:  the Schiller AT-104.  This machine calculates the oxygen consumption and build up of carbon dioxide when riding a stationary bike. Used by all professional athletes to improve performance, we find this test to be unique in showing that our HGH-Anabolic Steroid-Supplement program really work!

PROTOCOL- RESEARCH DATA:   Testosterone and other anabolic steroids have been shown to increase the contraction of heart muscles. The other hormones involved include DHEA, vitamin D and cortisol. Before adding more and more medication, it is our plan as the consultant to your physician, to normalize all these hormonal parameters.

PROTOCOL- PROOF:  Since no cardiologist locally have demonstrated that the medical program they have instigated does in fact INCREASE CARDIAC OUTPUT (EJECTION FRACTION) and/or INCREASES OXYGEN CONSUMPTION.  Our program does improve both, and the study is expected to demonstrate how much improvement might be reached in individuals with this diagnosis.

CALL 248.593.9985 to set up a consultation. Bring your records. The US Doctor is now in!

 

authored: June 20, 2010

Lichten's Pearls

Measure a man's laboratory and cardiac function. The tests determine his risk factors based on ability to pump blood, blood flow through the coronary arteries and hormone status.

2. Bio-available testosterone is measured as the Free Androgen Index (FAI). Calculate FAI = [total testosterone] / 30x [sex hormone binding globulin]. Normal range is 0.7 to 1.2.

3. Replace testosterone with pellets or injections as the topical preparations raise the estrogens and SHBG.

5. High SHBG correlates directly to insulin resistance and pre-diabetes. Suppressing SHBG increases ejection fraction and coronary artery flow.

6. The goal is to reach a testosterone level between 450-800 ng/dl; an Estradiol less than  25mg/dl and a SHBG at 15-20 nmol/L.