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Heart attack, difficulty in walking or talking. Why is massage therapy and meals including frog not considered?

About 43 years ago my mother survived her second hearth attack.It was amazing how slowly she would get back on her feet after not being able to talk or walk or feed herself.She was basically treated as a baby and would have to learn everything all over again.But after 6 months she was walking,talking and going back to her activities. Two things I remember:MASSSAGE THERAPY AND HAVING A LOT OF MEALS THAT INCLUDED FROG Today I have a friend who is going thru the same conditions but massage therapy and frog meals are never considered WHY? I do not want to loose my friend and I would like to know how she can be helped to get back on her feet as I saw happening on my mother.Please help me.THANKS
Asked On : Wed, 5 Dec 2012
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Cardiologist 's  Response
Hi there,
Thanks for writing in.
I am a qualified and certified cardiologist. I read your mail with diligence.
The treatment options you mentioned are not used because in cardiology for treatment of heart attack
1. We have options which when used have led to significant increase in longevity and quality of life after heart attack. This was proven by controlled scientific studies to name a few a. Coronary Care admission during heart attack b. Clot buster drugs 3. Angiography and opening up of closed vessels with drugs and angioplasty c. Keeping the vessel open with help of stent implantation or bypass surgery d) Drrugs to control factors those cause blockade like anti cholesterol drug like statins

2. Modified massage therapy is used in certain countries for the patient whose vessels are found to be not amenable to the types of treatment listed above.

Lastly, frogs have not found any beneficial effect in diet by scientific studies in such patients.

With Best Wishes

Dr Anil Grover
Answered: Sat, 22 Dec 2012
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