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Can chelation therapy be used in place of angioplasty for blocked arteries?

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Dr. Matt Pflieger
Family Medicine
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No


Chelation therapy is not a part of the therapy behind atherosclerosis when you have blocked arteries. When you do have a blockage, you need to mechanically reduce the obstruction. That can be done through angioplasty and potentially putting a stent in to keep that artery open. Subsequently one should be on cholesterol lowering medicine to prevent this from occuring again.
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Hi Dr is chelation therapy helpful for treating erectile dysfunction caused by blocked arteries?

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Dr. Nestor Del Rosario
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No


blocked arteries need to be either bypassed or cleaned to have flow again. Chelation therapy, I can't comment on usefulness to avoid debate with other doctors. Some promote it, some don't. Some believe it, some don't. Some benefit financially, I am neutral.

Is it true that oral chelation therapy works to unclog arteries?

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Dr. Tracy A. Berg
General Surgery
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Not true


Artery disease is best treated with risk factor modification, medcal therapy for hypertension, nicotine addiction, diabetes, and elevated cholestrol. Chelation is expensive, heavily advertised and not scientific in regards to any benefit. Its not likely to hurt you, but why are you using it?
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Interesting Fact

Heart procedures like angioplasty and stent is not surgery. Bypass of blocked arteries is surgery.

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My father has 100% blockage of an artery. Will chelation therapy work?

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Dr. William Purtill
Vascular Surgery
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No


I feel that chelation is medically useless and a great way to lighten your wallet! Blocked arteries are caused by atherosclerotic plaque. The cause of the plaque should be treated. See www.vascularweb.org or www.padcoalition.org for more information.
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Has anybody seen results of chelation therapy for hardening of the arteries?

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Dr. Randy S. Baker
Holistic Medicine
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Good results in many


Chelation therapy remains very controversial but there have been many research studies showing it can be very effective. I have seen many patients who have told me dramatic stories of improvement after having undergone chelation. Here is a detailed summary of research done on chelation by Dr. Elmer Cranton, one of the pioneering chelation specialists: <a href="<a href="http://drcranton.com/chelati
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Chelation therapy can reduce plaques.

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How effective is chelation therapy?

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Dr. Carla V. Enriquez
Adolescent Medicine
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Not at all!


Chelation therapy is useful only in documented heavy metal poisoning, such as lead poisoning. Chelation for other purposes has been shown to be dangerous and ineffective. See this website for more information: <a href="<a href="http://www.quackwatch.org/01QuackeryRelatedTopics/chelation.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://www.quackwatch.org/01QuackeryRelatedTopics/chelation.html</a>" rel=
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Holistic Medicine
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Very effective


The answer obviously depends on who you ask. I have performed chelation therapy with gratifying benefits for many of my patients for nearly 30 years. Contact the American College for Advancement in Medicine (www.ACAM.org) for information, clinical studies, and the names of physicians in your area who provide this life-saving treatment. With chelation, many patients can avoid bypasses or stents.
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Where can i find chelation therapy clinic?

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Dr. Randy S. Baker
Holistic Medicine
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Check with ACAM


Most (though not all) doctors who offer chelation therapy belong to ACAM, an organization that offers training & certification in chelation therapy. Not every ACAM member offers chelation, but many do, so you can check the directory & see if the practitioner offers chelation: www.acamnet.org/site/c.ltJWJ4MPIwE/b.5457489/k.60DF/Welcome_to_PhysicianLink__18005323688_/apps/kb/cs/contactsearch.asp
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Can anyone describe to oral chelation therapy?

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Dr. Tracy A. Berg
General Surgery
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Chelation


Artery disease is best treated with risk factor modification, medcal therapy for hypertension, nicotine addiction, diabetes, and elevated cholestrol. Chelation is expensive, heavily advertised and not scientific in regards to any benefit. Its not likely to hurt you, but why are you using it?
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Can chelation therapy help someone with Autism?

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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
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NO


The AMA does not endorse chelation therapy for behavioral issues because of potentially horrible side effects including DEATH. there is no sound evidence whatsoever that it even helps behavioral issues. For PROVEN heavy metal poisoning there may be an indication. Otherwise it appears to be quackery. there is no scientific evidence that heavy metals play a role in childhood autism.
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Does chelation therapy work for atherosclerosis?

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Dr. Kathryn Riordan
Rheumatology
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No chelation therapy doesnot reverse atherosclerosis, chelation is supposed to bind toxins for elimination through the kidneys. Atherosclerosis is integrated into the arteries in a matrix of calcium, cholesterol, platelets, fibrinogen and other substances. If chelation freed the plaques they would clog the kidneys and shut down normal filtration causing kidney failure, emboli or strokes.
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