Chelation Therapy & Heart Disease - 2021 Update

A recent study has shown that about 24 lakh Indians die every year due to heart problems. The most common cause being coronary artery disease in adults above 50 years of age. Also, about 30% of the urban population and 15% of the rural population have hypertension and heart attacks. These cases prevail not just in India but in almost every growing country around the world. 

The sedentary work life, pollution, and chemical contamination through food and healthcare products are causing blockages and narrowing of arteries not just in people older than 60 but also in young adults less than 50 years of age. And the only common solution most doctors recommend for these heart problems is either Angioplasty or bypass surgery. 

Though an effective treatment, heart surgeries can cause many limitations in the patient’s routine life. Heart surgery patients are more prone to infections and have to avoid many activities they wouldn’t have to with a non-surgical solution. This is why there is a growing demand for testing and practicing non-invasive chelation therapy in Pune and around the country. 

What Is Chelation Therapy And How Does It Work?

Though less popular, chelation therapy has been in practice since 1988. It is an intravenous (IV) therapy where a binding element, i.e., a chemical element that adheres to or binds with specific metallic or solid components, is injecting into the bloodstream. The chelating solution targets the blood vessels or arteries where such metallic components have gradually accumulated and break down their buildup by binding with their molecules. Finally, the metallic components and the chelation solution are rinsed out of the body through urination.

The treatment is executed over multiple equally spaced sessions on an outpatient basis. During each session, the patient is laid down and given a fixed amount of chelation solution through an IV line. Since there is no incision involved, it does not require anesthesia. 

Today chelation therapy with Ethylene Di-amine Tetra-Acetic acid (ETDA) is popularly used for detoxifying metals and minerals such as lead, mercury, copper, iron, arsenic, aluminum, and cadmium from the body. It is an FDA-Approved treatment for lead poisoning and cleaning any form of contamination in the blood. It is also proving to be a beneficial solution for reducing the symptoms of coronary heart disease.

Chelation Therapy For Heart Problems:

By inducing a solution of disodium EDTA through chelation therapy, doctors believe that the calcium buildup in the arteries can be reduced, ultimately curing heart blockages and angina (chest pain).  The course of this treatment can take anywhere between 20 to 40 weekly sessions lasting for hours each. It is accompanied by a personalized course of nutrient tablets. 

Is There A Research Study On Chelation Therapy For Heart Problems?

Researchers in the US tried to test the efficacy of chelation therapy for heart disorders through a large-scale study called the Trial to Assess Chelation Therapy (TACT), sponsored by the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.

The study included 1,708 people who were 50 or older and had had at least one heart attack. All participants were randomly assigned to receive 40 sessions of treatments with different combinations of high-dose vitamins and minerals or placebo pills. 

By the end of the study, chelation therapy produced a modest reduction in cardiovascular events, but only in diabetic patients. These included about one-third of the participants who were showed a 41% reduced risks of heart problems and a 40% reduced risk of death from heart disorders. The study also concluded that the group of participants who received chelation therapy and vitamins/minerals had the fewest cardiovascular events.

However, many participants either didn’t follow the prescriptions or discontinued the treatment mid-way, so the researchers were still inconclusive of its results. 

Now, the second version of this large-scale study called TACT2 is being conducted only in diabetic patients who have had a heart attack. 

How Beneficial Is The Chelation Therapy For Heart Problems?

Though it is still awaiting approval from the FDA, chelation therapy is readily being used for treating health problems like angina by many toxicologists in India following the standardized IBCMT guidelines. This treatment is also called Arterial Clearance Therapy and is known to improve coronary blood flow by removing the plaques or blockages from the blood vessels. 

  • Here are the prominent benefits it offers over the traditional angioplasty surgery: 
  • Since it is non-surgical, it involves much lesser risks as compared to angioplasty.
  • It removes toxic metals like lead and mercury, which cause cardiovascular diseases.
  • It is a life-saving treatment for heart patients who cannot undergo surgery due to other health problems like diabetes.
  • It reduces free radicals, which hamper the nutrient and oxygen levels in the body.
  • It acts as an antioxidant by removing metals that combine with LDL cholesterol, which can damage arteries.
  • It reduces the risks of recurrent heart attacks without surgical intervention.
  • It prevents calcium and plaque accumulation in the blood vessels and reduces the existing buildup.
  • It has proven to increase the life expectancy of heart patients.
  • It is more cost-effective as compared to other traditional forms of heart treatments.

Why Choose PPCC To Get Your Chelation Therapy In Pune?

AT PPCC, we have been offering chelation therapy in Pune for heart problems for several years now, and almost 90% of patients have seen highly positive results. However, it is best suited for patients who are still in the initial stages of their heart problems, so the sooner one opts for chelation therapy, the better will be the results. We combine this therapy with physical exercises, healthy diet plans, and lifestyle modifications to ensure the holistic well-being of our patients. 

Our chief medical officer, Dr. Jyotsna Patil, is one of the very few doctors in India certified by the international board of Clinical Metal Toxicology, USA, as BCMT. Our vast experience, coupled with her immense knowledge in toxicology, makes us the safest center to get chelation therapy for heart problems. 

Apart from the holistic guidance and advanced treatment approach, our clinic also practices the added safety protocols for social distancing and no-contact survices. Our team has always been maintaining round-the-clock hygiene to ensure the safest treatment environments for our patients.

If you’re a heart patient looking for non-surgical treatments for relieving your chest pain symptoms, you should definitely reach out to our experts and learn how chelation therapy can work wonders for you. 

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