In the movies, it takes years of psychiatric mumbo-jumbo in a secret lair to brainwash someone.
Out in the real world, you can do it overnight!
When someone wakes up in an ER after a heart attack, they’ll follow just about any order a doctor gives them.
Stand up, spin three times, and bark like dog? They’ll do it, and thank the doctor for letting them, if they think it’ll save their lives.
Of course, docs won’t order you to do that.
But they WILL do something just as ridiculous, and patients will obey as if they’re brainwashed.
They’ll give you med after med after med. When you walk out of a hospital after a heart attack, you’ll have so many pills on you that you’ll rattle.
Now, the latest research exposes the ugly truth about one of the most common drugs foisted upon millions of patients right after a heart attack.
It DOESN’T work!
The new study focused on heart attack patients who didn’t have heart failure, a.k.a. your typical heart attack patient.
Nearly all of these folks are put on beta-blockers, but the new study shows they’re getting nothing out of it: After one full year, folks taking the meds DON’T live longer than patients who don’t.
And when you consider the side effects — including everything from dizziness to fatigue to depression — they’re certainly not living better, either.
Surprised? Not me.
These same drugs are often given to at-risk patients BEFORE a heart attack, supposedly to prevent them — except a study a few years back found they won’t do that, nor do they cut the risk of a stroke, either.
So, if they don’t work BEFORE a heart attack to prevent one, why in the heck would anyone expect them to work AFTER a big scare?
If you’ve had a heart attack, there’s no doubt about it: You ARE at risk for another one, and you DO need help.
The best way to protect yourself is with one of the most basic heart-protecting, inflammation-fighting, blood-thinning natural therapies of all, and that’s the healthy omega-3 fatty acids found in any decent fish oil supplement.
One study last year found that omega-3s given after a heart attack leads to less damage, stronger hearts and a better recovery.
Now THAT’S real protection!
Of course, a heart attack is serious business. Don’t take matters into your own hands here, and certainly don’t stop or start any treatment on your own.
Work closely with your doc and make sure he’s on board with your plan first.