Dr. Longjian Liu of the Drexel School of Public Health in Philadelphia reported to the winter scientific sessions of the American Heart Association that hospitalizations for congestive heart failure (CHF) rose by 230% from 1980 to 2006. He attributed the growth in this dangerous condition to an explosive growth in the incidences of Diabetes, obesity, and chronic kidney disease; improved survival from heart attacks; and the graying of America. He left out toxicity, including heavy metal contamination, which has been found to be a significant factor in other studies. Those in the field of alternative medicine know that the wide spread use of chelation therapy, coenzyme Q10, l-carnitine, d-ribose, and magnesium would have a huge impact in treating and preventing CHF.
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