Every year, more than one million angioplasty procedures are performed, whether after a heart attack; to improve symptoms of coronary artery disease; or to prevent other related illnesses. Up to 30% of heart attack patients are fitted with stents every year.
The angioplasty procedure is relatively simple, and can take as little as an hour to perform, depending on the number of blockages and their locations. Multiple stents can be placed as well.
A recent article published in The New York Times says that drugs may be a viable alternative.
Angioplasty and clot dissolving drugs
A new study by Dutch cardiologists finds that another option is just as effective (as angioplasty). Doctors can give patients powerful clot-dissolving drugs and drugs to lower their cholesterol and wait to see whether the chest pains go away. If they do, no angioplasty is necessary.
The results were a surprise even to the researchers, and they are so different from the standard procedures that some leading cardiologists say they do not expect them to change medical practice, at least not yet. But, these cardiologists say, the study was well done and the patients had state-of-the-art care. “I really can’t criticize it,” said Dr. Eric J. Topol, chairman of the department of cardiovascular medicine at the Cleveland Clinic and one of those who does not expect many doctors to change their ways.
This study should be a bit of a wake-up call. Perhaps angioplasty and stenting everyone early and aggressively is a runaway freight train. This study would suggest that we perhaps reassess the situation,” said Dr. William E. Boden, director of cardiology at Hartford Hospital, who wrote an editorial accompanying the paper. “Why subject everyone to a procedure they may not benefit from?” he asked.
Cardio Renew is a safe, effective oral chelation treatment that can also help your body to remove harmful plaque buildup and keep blood vessels clear.
The EDTA in Cardio Renew binds the calcium in the plaque, allowing the body to eliminate it more easily. Plaque buildups are then softer and easier for the body to remove.
To keep blood vessels blockage-free, this chelation therapy can be taken as part of your daily, heart healthy routine. Why Oral EDTA Chelation is so Effective in Preventing Heart Disease EDTA chelation therapy helps to clear blockages in veins and arteries, which goes a long way in preventing heart disease.
EDTA “grabs” a number of unwanted substances that can cause LDL Cholesterol plaque buildup and free radical damage from the cardiovascular system, renders them harmless, and prepares them for excretion through the urine.
Oral Chelation is a natural process that cleanses arteries and veins, and at the same time, detoxifies the liver and kidneys. It is generally understood that EDTA Chelation therapy is effective when taken orally or intravenously.
With oral chelation, it passes unaffected through the stomach and is then directly absorbed through duodenum epithelium cells. EDTA is not affected by gastric juices or the stomach; in fact, EDTA (as well as all amino acids of the free form variety) are not inhibited by the digestive process, while entering into the bloodstream.
EDTA are molecules small enough to immediately enter the bloodstream, which is why they are also used effectively in intravenous solution. In other words, EDTA (as well as all free form amino acids) will pass unaltered and unharmed into the duodenum, where the molecules then are assimilated directly into the bloodstream.
Often misunderstood is the fact that stomach acidity has nothing whatsoever to do with the digestion of proteins, which all takes place via enzymatic reaction later in the duodenum, and that orally consumed Free Form Amino Acids are likewise not affected. In fact, the pH of the stomach when secreting HCL is generally around 3.0 (note: EDTA in solution may exhibit a pH of 4.0 all on its own), which has absolutely no affect on the molecular bonds of Free Form Amino Acids (including EDTA) and thus, cannot and will not destroy them.
By removing toxins and heavy metals from the body and increasing blood flow, liquid oral chelation therapy from Cardio Renew can assist in relieving a variety of ailments and in preventing heart disease.
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