Fibrinogen, Major Killer, Hidden Causes of Heart Attack & Stroke" Offers Wealth of Clinical Proof
What is this new fibrinogen risk factor? Are you at risk?
Elevated fibrinogen (fi-brin-o-gen) an acute phase reactant may have silently claimed the lives of many of our parents, grandparents and other family members for generations. The Whitehall II study conducted in the United Kingdom determined that fibrinogen is also a stress protein that rises when one is under stress.
"Christian Wilde, you have been visionary in your early (1995) identification of what may well turn out to be the next major breakthrough in stroke and heart attack prevention. After my more than 50 years in the medical profession, you have even opened my eyes." Ronald M. Lawrence, M.D., Ph.D., appointed advisory member to four governmental medical boards including the Institutes of Health. Founder of the American Medical Athletic Asso.
Fibrinogen is now considered to be 30-50% inherited, do you know if you and your family are at risk? In the book's longest but "reader friendly" chapter, Making The Case Against Fibrinogen, Wilde explains how this "hidden killer" increases heart attack and stroke risk. The causes are explained in detail, including which certain popular medications innocently contribute to high levels.
HOW TO DETECT AND NEUTRALIZE ELEVATED FIBRINOGEN
One study has shown fibrinogen to increase heart attack risk up to 6 times and stroke risk by an amazing 12 times when combined with a blood pressure of 180mm. A study among women determined a possible 7 time risk when combined with high LDL. This acute phase reactant was introduced as a risk factor during the famed Framingham heart study in the 50's but doctors still rarely test for it.. Fibrinogen is involved with carotid artery disease, aortic atherosclerosis, calcification and formation of cardiovascular plaque.
How do stress, inflammation and other "hidden" factors contribute to heart attack and stroke. One reason we haven't heard more about this particular risk factor, explains Wilde, may be due to the fact that there has never been a known medical cure. The largest chapter in the 408 page, soft cover breakthrough book "Hidden Causes of Heart Attack and Stroke" (inflammation, cardiology's newest frontier) explains more about fibrinogen and it's threat to health as well as counter measures that could help lower high levels the public has probably ever been presented.