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Date: 04/11/2007    Written by: Jon Barron

Angioplasties, Unnecessary Treatment

Angioplasties Unnecessary

Every day, doctors keep beating alternative health advocates with the same question, “Where are the peer reviewed studies that back you up? Without those studies to back you up, alternative health treatments are just a waste of money.”

I keep trying to remind these authorities that 85% of the treatments the medical community uses are not backed by studies. This includes the huge amount of off-label use of prescription drugs and a number of very expensive procedures that are near and dear to the heart of the medical community. Well, now there's a new study on one of the nearest and dearest: angioplasty to relieve chest pain caused by clogged arteries – and the results of the study are not kind.

Researchers found that angioplasty did not save lives or prevent heart attacks in non-emergency heart patients.

Angioplasty gave only slight and temporary relief from chest pain, the main reason it is done.

"By five years, there was really no significant difference" in symptoms.

Well, there you go! And talk about wasting money! Every year in the US, doctors perform about 1.2 million angioplasties at an average cost of $40,000. That works out to $48,000,000,000 wasted every year in the US alone – just on this one medical procedure!!!!

Maybe it's just me, but I think we can now safely say that alternative health is far more economical in this situation – and certainly, safer and at least as effective. Speaking of which, when it comes to clogged arteries, instead of “reaching for an angioplasty,” you might want to check out:

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    Submitted by Leslie Sprinkle on
    April 23, 2007 - 5:45pm

    My dr. wanted me to have angioplasty on my legs, but I chose natural methods--and it's working!!!

    Submitted by Maria Miller on
    August 4, 2010 - 4:17am

    I wanted to get more information on chelation treatments and it's effectiveness for arterial blockages

    Submitted by sanjay mehta on
    April 22, 2007 - 11:19pm

    the governments will not help, because they are corrupt.
    doctors will not change because they are unaware, or will not risk going against the grain, & lose their professional license. where will they earn from ?
    we cannot expect the medical colleges & medical system to change as they are sponsored & run by the pharma cos. ?
    the no. 1 cause for all this is the wrong priority that we place on money, i.e. our greed for money.
    this is true worldwide.

    Submitted by Sue Zimmermann on
    April 26, 2007 - 9:33am

    How about my mom at 88 chosing chelation over angioplasty and is 92 and dancing! How about me, age 65, who had 3 times the high end of lead in my body with heavy metal testing, and it is gone from chelation!!

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