Ken Stone Passed on Bypass Surgery and Healed His Heart With Plants

Ken Stone Passed on Bypass Surgery and Healed His Heart With Plants

Ken Stone had shown no signs of heart disease before his heart attack at age 53.  Stone, vice president of a large Dallas, TX-based concrete construction company, was on a camping and fishing trip with his son when the heart attack occurred and after driving to one hospital and being flown by helicopter to another, doctors put three stents in his arteries in an effort to save his life. He was told he needed quadruple bypass surgery as soon as possible. Stone shared his story on Forks Over Knives where he writes:

“I sent the CD imagery of my arteries to a close friend in Odessa, Texas who is a vascular surgeon. He agreed with the cardiologist and confirmed that I had “severe heart disease.” It was a shock, completely out of the blue, and hard to understand. My wife had been pushing me to get a stress test for years because of my family history of heart disease, but my doctor would not order the test because I showed no symptoms. I had been on Crestor (cholesterol medication) for over 25 years, and my cholesterol was under control. I thought I was okay.”

A Friend With His Heart at Heart

A year before his heart attack Stone says a doctor friend had told him about Dr. Esselstyn’s book Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease.  Stone’s father and grandfather had died from heart disease — his grandfather died at 78-years-old of a heart attack and his father died at age 68 while undergoing open heart surgery. His father had been on Crestor since age 40. Stone’s doctor friend, who is a cardiovascular surgeon, sent him the film Forks Over Knives when he learned of his heart disease diagnosis.