History of Chelation Therapy and (CAD)
Studies published in major cardiology journals show that medical treatment might
be equally effective to any procedure in the long run. But which medical treatment?
Although Chelation Therapy began in the 1940's, the pioneering clinical studies for
its usage in treating CAD were done at Providence Hospital in Detroit, Michigan.
In 1956, Dr. Norman Clarke reported that 20 patients with severe angina had
improvement of both their symptoms and EKG's after receiving EDTA. During the
1950's we had essentially no treatment for severe angina so this was very exciting
news. Since that time there has been much research with very little of it was
widely known by physicians or the public. For a very complete and alphabetized
bibliography, click here.
In 2003, there were major studies relating the toxicity of mercury or lead to artery
disease. Most recently including smokestack particles. In the topnotch New
England Journal of Medicine, January 23, 2003, a study showed that chelating
no-diabetic patients with lead exposure and kidney disease gave remarkable results.
This study is available at www.nejm.org. Despite all of this, most physicians have
totally ignored chelation as an alternative in treating blocked arteries. Patients with
poor leg circulation have purchased expensive medications such as Plavix or Pletal
that only work on symptoms and only while in the system. Angioplasty and bypass
grafting for leg circulation has proven to be expensive and troublesome with results
that are often temporary at best.
The vast majority of physicians have ignored this therapy. They have ignored the
research and ignored what patents have told them. Chelaion Therapy has been
called "Quackery". For the whole story on chelation, click here. By word of
mouth alone, more than 800,000 patient visits were made for Chelation Therapy in
the United States in 1997. The National Institute of Health (NIH) has taken
notice. With an aging population developing heart disease everyday an alternative
to these expensive procedures is most welcome. This year the NIH is putting $30
Million into a 5-year study of chelation Therapy for blocked arteries. That's a lot
of money to study a procedure they called "Quackery" not too long ago. The study
started September, 2003 and will finish in 2008. Are you ready to wait that long?
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