Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Statins and Other Drugs Have Minimal Effect on Arterial Plaque Volume

The PREVISE-IVUS trial sought to determine exactly how much plaque could be dissolved by a statin drug over a year.  The answer was 1.1% (a very low number).  Adding another drug, ezetimibe, to the statin improved the results.  However, the investigators did not evaluate how long the patients lived, their quality of life, or the complications they suffered.  EDTA chelation had excellent results for all of these other factors.  Asking your doctor for a Boston Heart Profile will get you much more detail as to the variety of significant factors that can cause plaque to form (and heart attacks to occur).

See the American College of Cardiology Journal 2015; 66: 508-510.

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