Written many years ago.

EXTREME IMPORTANT MESSAGE FOR SOME HEART PATIENTS.

Today I am sending an article which may be of uttermost importance for patients suffering from atrial fibrillation  The article about helicobacter and atrial fibrillation I sent to you before and I consider this a major discovery in medicine. Incredible that this news is not spread more in the news media.[Pharmaceutical interests?!

For the treatment of helicobacter I recommend taking for two weeks “ulcetrol” ,twice a day or 3 times a day a tablet from the company “Now”. [they changed the name of the supplement] Thereafter every month 5 days a course of ulcetrol for a couple of months [half a year or so] This last suggestion comes only from me; there is no literature about it as far as I know.

There are many more natural treatment options for helicobacter and I consider the standard treatment given by most doctors totally unnecessary 

The Italians seem to be in love with helicobacter. Quite a while ago they described the strong connection between migraine and this helicobacter.

The connection with atrial fibrillation seems to me extremely important. Often in this condition coumadin is given to the patient [dilul dam] which in itself is a problematic treatment.[BUT MAYBE VERY IMPORTANT,EVEN LIFE-SAVING][now a days there are new pharmaceuticals available

If treating helicobacter would solve most cases of atrial fibrillation then this would be a major breakthrough in medicine .

In the overall analysis, 97.2 percent of atrial fibrillation patients were positive for H. pylori compared with just 5.3 percent of controls. [see below]

Ulcer Bug Strongly Linked to Irregular Heartbeat

The gastric microbe, Helicobacter pylori, that’s the cause of most stomach ulcers also takes it out on the heart, Italian investigators report.They found that people with rapid beating of the upper chamber of the heart, atrial fibrillation, are nearly 20 times more likely to be infected with Helicobacter than are healthy “controls,” according to a report in the medical journal Heart. While the exact mechanism is unknown, Dr. A. S. Montenero, from Policlinico Multimedica in Milan, and colleagues theorize that it may relate to autoantibodies that develop in some H. pylori-infected patients. These antibodies, which normally attack an acid pump found on gastric cells, may instead attack a similar pump on cardiac cells, ultimately triggering atrial fibrillation.The new findings are based on a study of H. pylori tests in 59 patients with atrial fibrillation and 45 healthy controls.

In the overall analysis, 97.2 percent of atrial fibrillation patients were positive for H. pylori compared with just 5.3 percent of controls.While the link is “highly significant,” the investigators note that “more data will be necessary from controlled studies to further identify how H. pylori can influence the pathogenesis of atrial fibrillation.”SOURCE: Heart, July 2005