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A-Fib stroke protection
Posted by: Russ
Date: October 24, 2006 6:28 PM

I have written to earlier. My thread # is 4527. I have now started using Unique E. I am also interested in having your reaction to a protocol I follow to address stroke risk without using Coumadin. I have persistent but silent A-Fib. I am 80 and have had this condition for about a year. I now take the following: Unique E Starting with 3 caps/day taken at one time. I Plan to build to a total of 5/day (AC Grace says would be the max/day), co-Q10, 100 mg, 2/day, Curcumin 900 mg 2/day, L-carnitine 600 mg 2 2x/day, Taurine 500mg 2 2x/day, Nattokinase 2caps 2x/day, Hawthorne 360 mg. 2x/day, Aspirin 81 mg per day, Balance3, 1 tab am, 3 tabs pm, EFA/DHA LEF product, 2 2x/day, Forward (a Whitaker product) 2 packets/day, Magnesium 500 mg 2x/day (causing diarrhea reducing to 1 or 2), V-8, low sodium, 1 6oz/day. The final question is: what is the best test to measure efficacy of protocol in terms of blood viscosity status and how often should it be taken? In addition, what target score should I be looking for?

RE: A-Fib stroke protection
Posted by: Ron Kennedy, M.D.
Date: October 24, 2006 7:01 PM

You have thought this through very thoroughly. I doubt the aspirin is necessary on top of your nutritonal program. As to a test, given your program I would put your blood under a dark field microscope and look for microclots and also for rouleau (stacking) and/or clumping of red cells. That may not be available to you. In the lab, the best test for you would be the "bleeding time." You would be looking for a result of 2 to 7 minutes. This test is usually used to find a "bleeding tendency" but in your case it would be used to test for hypercoagulability. Once you see how the test is done, you can do it on yourself.

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