What is Rejuvaheart?
The RejuvaHeart™ technique increases blood flow to the heart, strengthens the circulation, and offers a proven way to treat heart disease in lieu of stents or bypass surgery. RejuvaHeart™ is a non-invasive treatment that enhances blood flow to the arteries of the heart for individuals who suffer from intense angina or those who can not undergo surgery or angioplasty stents or bypass surgery. It serves as an alternative to improve the blood flow and quality of life.
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How It Works
The RejuvaHeart™ treatment deals with the entire body and it’s arterial flow. If we think of it in terms of the body being made up of 60 thousand miles of blood vessels, all of those blood vessels as we age, get more and more narrow. As the vessels get narrower, there’s less blood getting to the organs. Less blood is getting to the heart and if you get decrease in blood flow enough, you get a heart attack. If you don’t get enough blood flow to the genital area, which is part of the hydraulic mechanism, you are unable to get an erection.
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Why it is so important?
he RejuvaHeart™ treatment deals with the entire body and its arterial flows. If we think of it in terms of the body being made up of 60,000 miles of blood vessels, all of those blood vessels as we age, get more and more narrow. As they get more narrow, there’s less blood flow getting through to the organs. That means there is less blood flow getting to the heart, and if you get a decrease of blood flow to the heart enough, you get a heart attack. If you don’t get enough blood flow to the genital area, which is part of the hydraulic mechanism, then you are unable to get an erection. Learn about Erectile Dysfunction+
The RejuvaHeart™ therapy improves not only the width of the blood vessels, but also the inflammation in the blood vessels and allows them to be more pliable allowing blood flow to go into the organ and therefore making it more healthy.
The term ‘angina’ refers to a pain in the heart. In most cases, it’s due to the narrowing of the heart (coronary) arteries. Standard treatment usually involves administering a statin medicine in order to lower cholesterol levels, a beta-blocker to protect the heart and stop the pain, and low-dose aspirin to ward off a heart attack. Occasionally, surgery and/or angioplasty are options that doctors also employ to either bypass or widen narrowed arteries. Read more about Agina here.
If you think you may have angina and you want to try an alternate way of treating it, consider RejuvaHeart™ at one of the available RejuvaHeart™ Clinics. Schedule your initial visit today in order to find a reputable doctor that offers this highly innovative treatment so you can return to a pain-free lifestyle as quickly as possible.
In a recent study it was found that diabetic patients showed improved endothelial function thereby enhancing insulin utilization after under going a series of RejuvaHeart™ protocol therapy. Here Dr. Morganstern tells his own findings on treating diabetic patients with RejuvaHeart™.
The RejuvaHeart™ treatment protocol is a noninvasive treatment which can increase arterial blood flow in peripheral and coronary arterial disease. Patients who have undergone the RejuvaHeart™ treatment report a significant improvement of penile rigidity after completion of the series treatment sessions and a significant improvement of penile peak systolic flow. RejuvaHeart™ appears to be an effective treatment modality in patients with ED. Read more about Impotence or ED.
Urologist, Dr. Lawrence Lykins explains how RejuvaHeart™ works in treating erectile dysfunction.
What to Expect during Rejuvaheart Treatment?
During the RejuvaHeart™ non-invasive procedure, a patient lies comfortably on a special bed where a set of inflatable cuffs (much like blood pressure cuffs) mechanically compress the blood vessels in the patient’s lower limbs to increase blood flow in the coronary arteries of the heart. The blood pressure cuffs are wrapped around the patient’s calves, thigh and buttocks. Computer technology, electrocardiography, and blood pressure monitor enable the accurate timing of gentle but firm inflation and deflation of the pressure cuffs with the patient’s heartbeat and blood pressure.
What is Happening During the RejuvaHeart™ ECP Procedure
- Blood pressure cuffs are placed around your calves, thighs and buttock
- An EKG triggers the cuffs to inflate and deflate in sync with your own heart beat.
- During the heart’s resting phase, when the body is receiving the blood supply, the cuffs inflate, pushing oxygen-rich blood toward your heart.
- As your heart begins pumping again, the cuffs deflate allowing your heart to not have to work so heart pumping blood.
After RejuvaHeart™ Treatments
Many patients report little change after the first 5 or 6 RejuvaHeart™ sessions but then as they continue on with the treatments they begin to tell the difference and report feeling more energy and a better overall feeling. After completing the treatments many say that it regained their quality of life and that they could now do things they have been unable to do for years.
In order to continue managing your heart disease, in is strongly advised to change your lifestyle, change your eating habits and manage your weight. Continue to take all medications as prescribed by your physician. Start a regular exercise program. Walking 30 minutes or more a day will greatly help your cardiovascular system to maintain the positive effects that RejuvaHeart™ treatment had on it. If you haven’t quit smoking by now – quit! RejuvaHeart™ is a great treatment program but must have on-going participation from the patient for continued good health.
Dr. Steven Morganstern Explains How RejuvaFlow™ Relates to RejuvaHeart™
When looking at all the aspects of an erection, you will find there are many components involved. You have to have electricity, which is your nerves, you have to have blood flow which is your gasoline, then you have to have 2 cylinders which is in the shaft of the penis so that they become erect, then you have to have the hydraulic fluid which is testosterone. All of those parts in the RejuaFlow™ program we can ascertain answers and what the specific problems are. Those specific problems can be delineated and can be taught to the patient so that the patient can understand which part of the system is causing the problem and then we can hone in on those specific areas. If increasing blood flow is the main goal, then we can focus our attention on improving that by using the RejuvaHeart™ plus neo-sonic therapy which is low intensity shock wave therapy. We also utilize CO2 which improves blood flow to the penis. If there is hormonal deficiency, then the patient is given hormonal support. With RejuvaFlow™ we don’t only look at the individual parts, we deliver to the patient what he needs in totality to allow him to be diagnosed and treated in order to have long term success.
The definition of impotence is the inability to attain and maintain an erection adequate for vaginal penetration through mutual satisfaction of both parties. When we first started studying impotence we believed that 90% of the problem was due to psychological reasons and then over the years and within the last 10 years, we found that greater than 70% of the problems are due to physical problems. Over all these years we have been looking for technologies that were natural and non-invasive that can cure the problems. RejuvaHeart™, or counter pulsation therapy to increase blood flow fit directly into that model because instead of doing a penile implant or penile injection therapy or even using PD5 inhibitors, we were able to use a natural therapy to reverse blood flow deficiencies to the penis just as we decrease the blood flow deficiencies to the heart..
The RejuvaFlow™ program is looking at all the aspects of an erection. An erection has many components to it. You have to have electricity, which is your nerves, you have to have blood flow which is your gasoline, and then you have to have 2 cylinders within the shaft of the penis so that they can become erect, and then you have the hydraulic fluid which is testosterone. All of those parts in the RejuvaFlow™ program allow us to ascertain answers and what are the specific problems. Those specific problems can be delineated, they can be taught to the patient, the patient can understand which part of the system is causing him a problem. Then we can hone in on those specific areas and if blood flow is the main issue then we can focus on improving the blood flow by utilizing RejuvaHeart™ plus Neosonic wave therapy which is low intensity shock wave therapy as well as the utilization of CO2 which improves blood flow to the penis. if there is hormonal deficiency then the patient is given hormonal support. We don’t only look at the individual parts, we then look at the total patient and then deliver to the patient what he needs in totality to allow him to be treated, diagnosed, prevented and then have long term success.
Urologist, Dr. Lawrence Lykins explains how many RejuvaFlow™ treatments are needed for successful treatment of erectile dysfunction.
The patients undergoing RejuvaFlow™ treatments for correction of erectile dysfunction keep weekly appointments, one day a week for 10 weeks. Each treatment lasts for one hour. the patient is placed on the RejuvaHeart™ device table and are then hooked up to the monitors with cuffs placed around their legs and thighs. Pressure is increased in the legs alternating when the heart is not beating. This increases the blood flow and increases the nitrous oxide. Most of the patients start seeing some results at about the 5th or 6th treatment. Using a monitor we measure pressures in the body and usually by the 5th or 6th treatment these monitors tell us we are getting good results also.
After 10 RejuvaFlow™ treatments, the patient come back for a one time treatment every three months. That seems to be working satisfactory for our patients that are experiencing good results for erectile dysfunction.
Phosphodiesterase Type 5 inhibitors have been used by millions of men around the world for erectile dysfunction since the FDA approval of Viagra in 1998. Soon after Cialis and Levitra came on the market. PDE5 inhibitors are often the first recommended treatment for ED. For many they are quite effective but for some men they begin to lose effectiveness after years of use. Other men experience side effects such as headache, flushing and dizziness. It has been found that RejuvaFlow can be used effectively for ED without any side effects and for those for whom PDE5 inhibitors are no longer working.
In this video, Urologist, Dr. Lawrence Lykins discusses the use of PDE5 inhibitors after undergoing the RejuvaFlow™ treatment.
For some patients who want to have sex after RejuvaFlow do not need PDE5s. However, for some patients where the PDE5s had quit working before, now after RejuvaFlow, then they take the PDE5s and they work. They take Viagra or Cialis and where they had quit working, now they are working better.
Every patient is different. You don’t have a blueprint that every patient goes by. You try and help everybody with whatever works best for the individual.
Frequently Asked Questions
As medical science has drawn closer and closer correlations between even early cardiovascular inflammatory disease, poor blood flow as well as the essential role of the endothelial system in producing nitric oxide, more urologists recognize that treating ED as a symptom of these underlying disease processes is a positive step towards treating the whole man in a comprehensive manner to reverse ED.
Related Studies of Interest:
1. Effect of enhanced external counterpulsation on
medically refractory angina patients with erectile
Patients with refractory angina often suffer from erectile dysfunction. RejuvaHeart™, which uses the external counter pulsation protocol, decrease symptoms of angina, and increases nitric oxide release. To read this study+
2. Subclinical endothelial dysfunction and low-grade inflammation play roles in the development of erectile dysfunction in young men with low risk of coronary heart disease.
3. The Penis as a Barometer of Endothelial Health
Over the past 10 years, great strides have been made in the treatment of ED. In the past men were afraid to discuss this issue as there was such a stigma placed on the problem. Therefore, they often avoided seeking medical treatment for erectile dysfunction. Now it is known that many men have underlying issues that cause their ED that can have life threatening outcomes.
In the summary of this study it is pointed out that ED is, if fact, more than a quality of life issue. It can be an early sign of endothelial dysfunction, can lead to non compliance with medications used to treat the sequel of endothelial disease, and c can be a marker of endothelial disease progression. The penis is truly the barometer of he health of the endothelial system.
4. Enhanced External Counter Pulsation in Patients with Coronary Artery Disease-Associated Erectile Dysfunction. Part I: Effects of Risk Factors
The group of men in this study all had intractable angina caused by coronary insufficiency in the presence of coronary artery disease which could not be controlled by conventional therapy. While risk factors were present, the global efficacy and the overall patients’ satisfaction were encouraging. To read the entire study+
5. Assessment of Endothelial Function in the Patient with Erectile Dysfunction: an Opportunity for the Urologist
It has been established that 52% of all men age 40-70 suffer from some degree of erectile dysfunction. In seeking treatment for erectile dysfunction, men are highly likely to seek treatment from a urologist versus their primary care taker. A growing body of research is connecting ED to the premier cause of mortality, cardiovascular disease in men. To read the entire study+
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the RejuvaHeart™ Device?
The RejuvaHeart™ device is a comfortable bed that is computer directed and synchronized to each individuals heartbeat. During treatment, this physical medicine system envelopes the patients lower legs, thighs and buttocks with air compression that feels like deep tissue massage. It does this in counter pulsation to the patients heartbeat in order to increase blood flow throughout the body while the heart is at rest. The increased blood flow created by this treatment causes a vast network of tiny collateral blood vessels to enlarge, strengthen and grow new pathways for blood to reach the heart, naturally bypassing any blockages. During treatment, blood flow to the penis has also been measured to increase by as much as 140%.
Who Can Benefit From RejuvaHeart™ Treatment?
The RejuvaHeart™ treatment is recommended for anyone who has been demonstrated to have vascular problems. You could have patients who are having leg pain, or those experiencing chest pain, or those who have difficulty walking up stairs and become short of breath. There are so many applications for the utilization of RejuvaHeart™. As physicians, we are just scratching the surface of what this technology can deliver to the health system within the United States as well as to the world.
Are You a Candidate for RejuvaHeart™?
RejuvaHeart™ therapy is a non-invasive treatment for angina and heart failure that is available through RejuvaHeart™ Centers.
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How Many RejuvaHeart™ Treatments Are Needed?
Most heart patients will get maximum benefits from the RejuvaHeart™ therapy having daily 1 hour sessions for 35 days consecutively (excluding weekends). This was determined by previous studies that have been done and the protocol that has been established to maintain maximum benefit. We see some benefit in individual at 17 treatment sessions but, the maximum benefits are achieved at 35 treatments.
Is RejuvaHeart™ Safe?
The RejuvaHeart™ therapy is an alternative to invasive angioplasty and bypass surgery. This procedure is not only safe but also doesn’t require patient hospitalization, and is cost-effective. When all options for the treatment of angina, chest pain and heart problems fail, RejuvaHeart™ therapy is a better alternative than other invasive procedures.
The technology behind the RejuvaHeart™ device was developed over 30 years ago by Harvard physicians. It has been proven safe and effective in hundred of clinical trials. Cleared by the FDA for use in treating class IV angina patients who suffer severe chest pain from lack of oxygen and blood flow, the RejuvaHeart™ technology brings relief and increased stamina even to those too weak to risk the dangers of surgery.
RejuvaHeart™ utilizes non-surgical, safe and effective methods for restoring vascular function, improving endothelial health, increasing circulating stem cells and naturally increasing blood flow, nitrous oxide and oxygen in the body – all critical factors for enjoying healthy energy and good sexual function.
Depending on individual patients, the RejuvaHeart™ therapy benefits patients in the following ways:
- Fewer incidents of angina
- Less dependency on anti-angina medicines
- Lessened chest pain
- Angina incidents less intense
- Ability to exercise improves
- More energy and active lifestyle
- Get back to work and participate in more social activities
- Therapy is safe and has little or no risk
- Helps patients return to a better quality of life
The RejuvaHeart™ therapy is a unique cardiac treatment that has many benefits beyond the heart. The physical mechanism of RejuvaHeart™ therapy delivers oxygenated blood to every vital organ of the body where blockages may exist such as the arteries leading to your lungs, kidneys, liver, brain, and to those in your outer extremities. This mechanical force of increasing oxygenated blood flow has documented proven improvement in patients with diabetes and vascular erectile dysfunction.