Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Stents Fail to Give Long-term Benefit

Norm Shealy, a holistic neurosurgeon, points to recent news from the AMA journal that 52% of patients who get stents fail to have long-term help.  32% die within 2 years, 20% re-block their arteries within 6 months, and 2% die during the actual procedure.  Bypass surgery is even worse.  You can often take chelation therapy instead of surgery, or if surgery is really needed, then take chelation afterwards to protect against re-stenosis.  This is common sense, but unfortunately not yet common practice.

See  JAMA Neuro, published on-line January 12, 2015.



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