I am a retired Pan American Airways Capt. who has had open heart surgery to replace my mitral and atrial valves and a double by-pass (they thought I might need 3 by-passes but angeogensis had self-bypassed the third blockage. I have a syncronizer type pacemaker installed and am on 2 different blood pressure meds. as well as Warfarin, lasix/potassium and multi-vitamins. I am 74 years old and the original diagnosis was fibrulation. At present my ejective factor is 20-25% and I can't walk the length of the house without taking O2 supplmt. I intend to start Cardio-c at the rate of 4 doses/day (I have already had vit. C to bowel tolerance trying to stop ulcers a few years ago). I think I can tolerate 9000mg vit C if I approach it carefully. Later I want to go to 10-12,000mg/day. Gene
Unfortunately for both of you, your description sounds a lot like my brother. (he smoked all his life and has a super low vitamin C bowel tolerance.) I credit the Livonlabs.com Lypo-C product with extending his life, because (unlike you) he cannot tolerate more than a gram or two of ordinary vitamin C orally. You might consider adding 1 or 2 packets of Lypo-C daily. (That can add roughly the equivalent of another 10 g of vitamin C without much risk of diarrhea.)
Now you imply that you took C, but haven't lately. True? How much have you taken daily?
And you didn't say how long ago the surgery was, but if fairly recent, a more conservative product is Tower Laboratories CardioAde http://www.paulingtherapy.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=9&products_id=35 only vitamin C/lysine - no proline. See my book for the reason (caution) why high does proline might not be advisable for recent bypass. We don't know for sure, but Pauling himself only recommended vitamin C and lysine. (Pauling's associate Matthias Rath recommended proline, and for those without bypass surgery, proline can have a remarkable Lp(a) lowering effect. (You may need the Lp(a) to keep the veins in your bypass strong.)
Another thing my brother is trying (for the low ejection fraction) is stem cell therapy. He's had one treatment, he sounds great, and he is going for another soon. Send me email (or join our forum and send a private message) and I can provide details.
Lot more to say, but that is why I wrote the book,http://practicingmedicinewithoutalicense.com/