Acute coronary syndrome, caused by coronary artery disease (CAD), the most common type of heart disease, occurs when a blockage takes place in the tiny blood vessels that supply the heart muscle with oxygen. This can lead to chest pain, angina, and a heart attack. People who endure heart attacks need immediate medical treatment. Heart attacks often lead to sudden cardiac arrest or cardiac death. In the united states alone, according to the American Heart Association, approximately every 40 seconds someone will have a heart attack. The estimated annual incidence of heart attacks in the United States is 720,000, and 335,000 are recurrent attacks. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the US.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy, a non-surgical treatment for the heart, will help the white blood cells fight bacteria, reduces inflammation within the body, and will expand the blood vessels for more natural blood flow. This treatment can reduce the risk of dying, provide pain relief, and reduce the chance of future heart attacks in people with the acute coronary syndrome. By increasing the supply of oxygen to the heart, this can decrease the area of damage and death in the heart muscle.
HBOT involves breathing 100 percent pure oxygen, which goes directly into the body fluids then distributed to the body plasma, central nervous system, bones, and lymph nodes.
To learn more about Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, please visit the Eustache Institute’s website.h
Dr. Elena Eustache is a specialist in neurofeedback and hyperbaric oxygen therapy, with a Ph.D. in Psychology and Cognitive Behavior Therapy. Dr. Elena Eustache helps her patients reach their full potential so they can live the life they’ve always dreamed of. You can read more about neurofeedback and hyperbaric oxygen therapy by visiting her blog. You may also find her on Instagram and Facebook.