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  • 1. and Chiropractic Neurologist Discover the Difference Allen Chiropractic, PC Michael D. Allen, DC, NMD Important Questions Get Answered A Heart Class that You Must Not Miss! Discover the Difference in Your Heart Beating Heart Problems Can Dysfunction Lead to Disease? “ Brain-Based Learning with You in Mind!” ® Sponsored by The Educational Division of Allen Chiropractic, PC “ Our Name is What We Do Best!” ® ® ®
  • 2. Beating Heart Problems Discover the Difference in Your Heart
    • Pretest
    • If cardiovascular disease is America’s #1 killer, what is the #1 killer in the world?
    • Cardiovascular disease is the disease of what?
    • Does cardiovascular disease have a nickname? What is it?
    • Of the top 20 drugs sold in 2006, how many relate to cardiovascular disease?
    • T/F: Heart attack can start in the brain.
    • T/F: A heart transplant eliminates any future heart disease potential.
    • Will everyone eventually get cardiovascular disease?
    • T/F: Aerobic exercise affects the brain.
    • T/F: It is important to watch your heart rate when exercising.
    • T/F: Once heart disease starts, it can be turned around.
  • 3. Beating Heart Problems Discover the Difference in Your Heart
    • The latest advancements you should know about heart disease*
    • Discover how to save a life – yours, a family member’s, or a friend’s
    * Heart attack can start in the brain ( Brain, 2005 ) . Dr. Allen has applied this research to help mend potentially life-threatening brain-heart problems. What Most Doctors Don’t Know Can Hurt You!
  • 4. Beating Heart Problems Discover the Difference in Your Heart It is no secret that heart attack and stroke are the #1 killers of Americans. The same generally holds true for the rest of the world.
  • 5. Beating Heart Problems Discover the Difference in Your Heart In fact, the American Heart Association holds that it is just a matter of time until everyone develops heart disease; it is not a matter of if, but when. No matter your age, sex, or country of origin, heart disease is an issue that affects everyone.
  • 6. Beating Heart Problems Discover the Difference in Your Heart The American College of Cardiology predicted that the need for cardiologists will increase 66% by 2030. Everyone should recognize the impact of heart disease in the next 22 years
  • 7. Beating Heart Problems Discover the Difference in Your Heart
    • FACTS:
    • Our population is getting older
    • Americans are generally sicker than ever before
    • 1.1 million Americans will experience an MI annually*
    • CAD accounts for 500,000 deaths in the US yearly
    • More than 1:4 cardiac catheterizations done in the US have “normal coronary arteries”
    • Death is the first sign of CAD in 1/3 of patients
    • * 34th Bethesda Conference: Can atherosclerosis imaging techniques improve the detection of patients at risk for ischemic heart disease. JACC 2003; 41:1855-1917
  • 8. Beating Heart Problems Discover the Difference in Your Heart The need for cardiac support is out there and increasing daily as our population ages
  • 9.
    • Screening for Heart Disease:
    • Which tests? When?
    • Electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG) every 2-5 years
    • Echocardiograms
    • Stress tests (EKG, Echo, & Thallium)
    • Cardiac CT Angiography
    • Coronary Catheterization *
    • IV Ultrasound *
    • * Invasive procedures
    Beating Heart Problems Discover the Difference in Your Heart
  • 10. Beating Heart Problems Discover the Difference in Your Heart
    • Coronary artery bypass (CABG) surgery…
    • Percutneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty (PTCA)…
    • Bare Metal Stents…
    • Drug-Eluding Stents…
    • Heart Transplants…
    • Artificial Hearts…
    • Totally Endoscopic Coronary Artery Bypass (TECAB) procedures… are not working
    • Medication is nearly as expensive as any of these procedures
  • 11. Beating Heart Problems Discover the Difference in Your Heart Of the top 20 most commonly prescribed medications of 2006, eight (40%) of them are for cardiac and cardiovascular disease
  • 12. Beating Heart Problems Discover the Difference in Your Heart Not one of these approaches – drugs, bypass, angioplasty, stents, transplants, artificial heart – address the fundamental causes of heart disease.
  • 13. Beating Heart Problems Discover the Difference in Your Heart
    • The closer your doctor gets to the cause of a problem, the more powerful can be the healing. If, however, your doctor treats only the apparent problem without treating its underlying cause one of three things may happen:
    • New problems may occur
    • The old problem may recur or persist
    • Treatments tend to be more difficult, expensive, invasive, and have greater side effects
  • 14. Beating Heart Problems Discover the Difference in Your Heart Instead of looking to bypass the damaged area, we need to ask why the blockage is there and concentrate our efforts on finding out what caused the diseased heart in the first place.
  • 15. Beating Heart Problems Discover the Difference in Your Heart ( Brain, 2005; http://brain.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/reprint/128/1/75?maxtoshow=&HITS=10&hits=10&RESULTFORMAT=& fulltext = mental+stress&searchid =1&FIRSTINDEX=0&resourcetype=HWCIT ) Consider this article, “Mental stress and sudden cardiac death: asymmetric midbrain activity as a linking mechanism” Critchley et al. Brain, (2005), 128: 75-85
  • 16. Beating Heart Problems Discover the Difference in Your Heart This article reports that “… cardiac arrhythmia and sudden cardiac death can be related to specific neurological, psychiatric, or cardiovascular conditions .”
  • 17. Beating Heart Problems Discover the Difference in Your Heart The authors wrote, “…We therefore undertook a study to identify the brain mechanisms by which stress can induce cardiac arrhythmia through efferent autonomic drive.”
  • 18. Beating Heart Problems Discover the Difference in Your Heart Don’t get hung up on terms! “ Efferent autonomic drive” is the signal from the brain to the organs. If that signal gets confused, the organs start to display symptoms.
  • 19. Beating Heart Problems Discover the Difference in Your Heart The researchers found a strong shift of activity from one side of the brain to the other and tendencies toward heartbeat abnormalities, especially between heartbeats, during stress.
  • 20. Beating Heart Problems Discover the Difference in Your Heart Stress can cause heart problems, resulting in timing errors – confusion in the way the heart pumps its blood – and disrupts the heart’s ability to beat again, leading to a tendency to heart rhythm problems.
  • 21. Beating Heart Problems Discover the Difference in Your Heart  Do you feel good after your cardiovascular exercise?  Does your heart rate jump to your target rate quickly?  Do you sometimes go beyond your target rate just to work a bit harder?  Does your heart rate get up to 150-160 beats per minute, and do you keep it there for a 15-20 minutes or longer?  Do you huff and puff a lot?  Do you start sweating quickly after starting exercise?  Do you keep sweating even after your shower?  Does your heart rate stay up for a while?  Do you feel “a high” after exercising so hard? Is this you? Check the boxes that apply:
  • 22. Beating Heart Problems Discover the Difference in Your Heart If you answered “yes” to any one of these questions, you may be setting yourself up for heart troubles . While aerobic exercise is wonderful for your heart and circulatory system, more may not be better .
  • 23. Beating Heart Problems Discover the Difference in Your Heart
    • Aerobic exercise helps use oxygen
    • Movements generate signals to the brain that keep the heart from beating too fast.
    • The brain craves these signals and the heart loves the safeguards they bring.
    • Cardiovascular exercise may be more important for the brain than it is for the heart .
  • 24. Beating Heart Problems Discover the Difference in Your Heart A healthy heart stays within strict pulse limits. Given average health status, the newest heart evidence indicates that a 44-year-old male should keep his aerobic heart rate between 121-131 beats per minute. That is 30-33 beats every 15 seconds. Sound too slow for you?
  • 25. Beating Heart Problems Discover the Difference in Your Heart
    • The Maffetone Method
    • Subtract your age from 180, and then use one of four rules to modify that number:
      • If you have or are recovering from a major illness (heart disease, any operation, any hospital stay) or on any regular medication, subtract 10.
      • If you have not exercised before, you have exercised but are recovering from an injury or are regressing in your running, or you often get colds or flu or have allergies, subtract 5.
      • If you have been exercising for up to two years with no real problems and have not had colds or flu more than once or twice a year, subtract 0.
      • If you have been exercising for more than two years without any problems, making progress in competition without injury, add 5.
  • 26. Let’s apply these numbers relative to the Maffetone formula: If you are 30 years old and fit into category b : 180 - 30 = 150, and 150 - 5 = 145 . This is your maximum aerobic heart rate. Subtract another ten beats to find your aerobic zone: 145 - 10 = 135 . To efficiently build your aerobic base, you should train within this range during your aerobic work out . Beating Heart Problems Discover the Difference in Your Heart
  • 27. Beating Heart Problems Discover the Difference in Your Heart Revving your heart too fast could lead to trouble, because heart attacks appear to start in the brain and not necessarily in the heart.
  • 28. Recent research shows that a heart attack is primarily an electrical event rather than the results of a blood clot. When the heart beats faster than the brain wants to allow, that spells trouble. Clots can form and heart problems are more likely. Beating Heart Problems Discover the Difference in Your Heart The brain influences the heartbeat via the “efferent autonomic drive” (EAD) mechanism. If the EAD has problems, so will the heart.
  • 29. Beating Heart Problems Discover the Difference in Your Heart While statistics show that men are more prone to heart attacks than women are, the blunt truth is that the American Heart Association predicts everyone will eventually develop heart disease and it is only a matter of time until symptoms appear. Heart attack and stroke are America’s number one and three killers, respectively.
  • 30. Beating Heart Problems Discover the Difference in Your Heart Here is the point: An EKG checks the heart, but it cannot check the brain’s power to manage the heart. Most people exercise too hard and run the risk of becoming another heart disease statistic. It’s like they unknowingly unplug their heart from their brain and problems develop.
  • 31. Beating Heart Problems Discover the Difference in Your Heart Unhealthy heart habits are painless until that one fatal episode, and that means trouble. That is how heart disease got the nickname, “The Silent Killer”.
  • 32. Beating Heart Problems Discover the Difference in Your Heart The stricter you are with your heart rate, the harder it will be to reach your target range, and the healthier your brain becomes.
  • 33. Beating Heart Problems Discover the Difference in Your Heart Aerobic exercise – done properly – quickens the right kind of nerve signals from the muscles and joints straight to the brain. That turns on the systems that regulate heart rate .
  • 34. Beating Heart Problems Discover the Difference in Your Heart Broad-based aerobic control is crucial for proper heart health. Daily moderate exercise – within strict heart rate limits – not only builds heart muscle, but it also stimulates the brain and manages the heartbeat.
  • 35. Beating Heart Problems Discover the Difference in Your Heart Dr. Allen has pioneered some innovative ways to evaluate your heart and brain according to the Brain journal’s research. Michael D. Allen, DC, NMD http://www.healthbuilders.com Michael D. Allen, DC, NMD http://www.healthbuilders.com
  • 36. Beating Heart Problems Discover the Difference in Your Heart Has Dr. Allen checked your brain-heart connection recently? Ever? If you, a family member or friend have heart concerns, Call Dr. Allen today. DO NOT WAIT! (949) 855-9629