Dr. David Brownstein, M.D
Dr. David Brownstein,  editor of Dr. David Brownstein’s Natural Way to Health newsletter, is a board-certified family physician and one of the nation’s foremost practitioners of holistic medicine. Dr. Brownstein has lectured internationally to physicians and others about his success with natural hormones and nutritional therapies in his practice. His books include Drugs That Don’t Work and Natural Therapies That Do!; Iodine: Why You Need It, Why You Can’t Live Without It; Salt Your Way To Health; The Miracle of Natural Hormones; Overcoming Arthritis, Overcoming Thyroid Disorders; The Guide to a Gluten-Free Diet; and The Guide to Healthy Eating. He is the medical director of the Center for Holistic Medicine in West Bloomfield, Mich., where he lives with his wife, Allison, and their teenage daughters, Hailey and Jessica.

Tags: heart disease | electrocardiogram | catheterization
OPINION

How to Diagnose Heart Disease

David Brownstein, M.D. By Tuesday, 10 January 2023 04:36 PM EST Current | Bio | Archive

There are many good diagnostic tests available for heart disease. And a diagnosis is important, because if you don’t know what’s wrong, you can’t formulate an effective treatment.

Many patients are only diagnosed with heart disease after they suffer a first heart attack, by undergoing an electrocardiogram (EKG), which measures the electrical activity of the heart. Specifically, sound waves provide moving pictures of the heart muscle.

In addition, coronary catheterizations can effectively diagnose blockages in the coronary arteries by injecting dye into the arteries and radiographically viewing the amount of plaque in an artery.

These and other tests can provide a physician with a clear picture of what is wrong with the heart. There is no doubt in my mind that these diagnostic tests, as well other cardiovascular tests, can provide a solid diagnosis to what is causing a patient’s cardiovascular symptoms.

Where I disagree with many cardiologists is the treatment program.

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There are many good diagnostic tests available for heart disease. And a diagnosis is important, because if you don’t know what’s wrong, you can’t formulate an effective treatment.
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