What Causes Heart Attacks

Originally published in the Townsend Letter, May 2014; Used with permission.


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In this article, Dr. Cowan lays out the case that a spectrum of heart disease that includes on angina, unstable angina and myocardial infarction (heart attack) is better understood from the perspective of events happening in the myocardium (heart) as opposed to events in the coronary arteries (the arteries that supply the heart).

As we all know, the conventional view of the cause of heart disease is that the central events occur in the arteries. In this article, Dr. Cowan will go into more detail about why the conventional theory is largely misleading, and then he will describe the precise and well-documented events that do lead to heart attacks.

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