Chronic Illness

Heart Attack – Are You Going To Wait Until It’s Too Late?

Stretcher used for patient with heart attacks. We offer alternative treatments for heart diseases

Did you know:

  • Seventy million people in the USA have heart disease?
  • Heart disease is the #1 killer of women in the US?
  • Deaths from cancer in the USA are half as common as death from cardiovascular disease?

What’s more astounding is that 50 percent of men and 64 percent of women who die from heart disease experience no previous symptoms of it. Most people are running at full speed throughout their days, balancing a full-time job with raising children, running a home and making ends meet, financially. Often warning signs of heart disease are ignored, until “bad indigestion” is eventually diagnosed as cardiovascular disease.


Many ask, “What is a heart attack?” Simply, a heart attack is damage to the heart muscle due to loss of blood supply, usually caused by a complete blockage of an artery that supplies blood to the heart muscle.

Several risk factors have been isolated and they are:

  • Tobacco smoke
  • High blood cholesterol
  • High blood pressure
  • Physical inactivity
  • Obesity or overweight
  • Diabetes
  • Use of estrogens
  • Excessive alcohol use

Added to which, if you have a family history of heart disease, or you have already had a heart attack, you are at even greater risk. But, even if you don’t consider yourself high-risk, which the majority of heart attack victims don’t, why let 911 be your wake-up call?

Take Heart

Looking on the preventative side, what can you do to maintain a healthy heart? You probably already know what steps you can take like stop smoking, eat a healthy diet with lots of fresh organic fruit and vegetables, get plenty of regular exercise, keep your weight under control along with your blood pressure and blood cholesterol.

Bypass heart surgery is one treatment for heart disease, but at times, it can be ineffective, and costly, not to mention risky. During bypass surgery, about 5 percent of patients have cardiac arrests or strokes and about 1-2 percent actually die.

Your Heart in Our Hands

At LifeWorks Wellness Center we specialize in evaluating heart health, both in terms of prevention of, and natural treatment for, cardiovascular disease. We have three different protocols which we use in the prevention of, and treatment for, cardiovascular disease:

Chelation – at LifeWorks, chelation therapy is used as the primary treatment of heavy metal poisoning. Because chelation appears to improve circulation and reduce toxic chemical reactions in the body, it has been used successfully in patients who have heart conditions.

Enhanced external counterpulsation (EECP) – offers a safe, non-invasive, painless treatment that maximises oxygen- and nutrient-rich blood flow throughout the body which in turn improves stamina, strength, mobility and vitality. Many patients suffer from conditions such as chest pain, fatigue and shortness of breath. EECP Therapy promotes the development of new blood vessels and restores the flow of healthy, oxygenated blood to the heart.

Oxidative Medicine – Oxygen therapies can have a tremendous healing effect on the body. Using ozone we can saturate the bloodstream with oxygen that will kill bacteria, fungi, and viral infections. In the case of cardiovascular disease, the blood flow seems to improve and patients can be relieved of their symptoms.

At LifeWorks we have helped many patients with advice about cardiovascular prevention and treatment and we could do the same for you. Call (727) 466-6789 today for an appointment.

Patient Successes

“I am very grateful to be getting chelation to improve my circulation without any drugs or any need for bypass surgery! I feel so much better because I’m no longer short of breath. I no longer feel the fatigue and lethargic feelings I used to feel. I have increased energy and a good sense of physical well-being! I feel great!”*

“I had arterial blockages in my carotid arteries – up to 90% and I was scared. Dr Minkoff prescribed 20 chelation sessions and 10 special IV treatments. I am already feeling great and am looking forward to getting my health back without surgery.”*

“I had stints in my leg and was on 3 different types of blood thinners. When I came to LifeWorks they recommended EECP therapy. At the time I could hardly walk. After 10 EECP treatments the pain in my leg has gone and I am more active. I am also off 2 of my blood thinners and there has been a significant improvement in my quality of life.”*

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About Dr. Minkoff, Medical Director

Dr. David Minkoff graduated from the University of Wisconsin Medical School in 1974 and was elected to the “Phi Beta Kappa” of medical schools, the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Medical Fraternity for very high academic achievement. He then completed both a Pediatric Residency and a Fellowship in Infectious Disease at the University of California at San Diego. He worked at the University of California and Children’s Hospitals in San Diego as an attending physician in infectious disease while conducting original research on Ribaviron, a broad spectrum anti-viral agent to fight disease. He also co-directed a neo-natal intensive care unit and worked in emergency medicine. In 1992, Dr. Minkoff’s wife Sue, a Registered Nurse, became interested in nutrition and health and began to go to lectures from some of the experts in the field. At the time, Dr. Minkoff was pretty fixed in his view of traditional medicine and it took a lot of convincing to get him to come to one of these lectures. After hearing Dr. Jeffrey Bland speak, Dr. Minkoff had a eureka moment and began pursuing the alternative field with a vengeance. Based on this new knowledge Dr. Minkoff and his wife set up a small clinic in 1997 to help some friends with their medical problems. What began as an experiment blossomed into Lifeworks Wellness Center, one of the most successful clinics for complementary medicine in the United States. In the process, he gained expertise in Biological medicine, integrative oncology, heavy metal detoxification, anti-aging medicine, hormone replacement therapy, functional medicine, energy medicine, neural and prolotherapy, homeopathy, and optimum nutrition. He studied under the masters in each of these disciplines until he became an expert in his own right. Dr. Minkoff is one of the most in-demand speakers in the field and wrote an Amazon best-selling book called The Search For The Perfect Protein. The demand for the products and protocols he discovered became a catalyst for founding BodyHealth.Com, a nutrition company that now manufactures and distributes cutting-edge nutritional solutions for the many health problems of today. Dr. Minkoff writes two free online newsletters, “The Optimum Health Report” and ”The BodyHealth Fitness Newsletter”, to help others learn about optimum health and fitness. Dr. Minkoff is an avid athlete himself and has completed 43 Ironman Triathlons. To keep his fitness maximal, he lives the lifestyle he teaches to others and tries to set an example for others, so they can enjoy a life free of pain and full of energy.