Skip to content
Chelation-therapy clinical trial results
avatar
cardiostarusa1 posted:
Hi:

From time-to-time, we see posts here regarding chelation-therapy(though it has been deemed a highly-questionable and potentially dangerous treatment).

Late last year, the results, thus far, were reported from a major clinical trial, called TACT, that involved IV (infusion-administered) EDTA chelation, to determine, once and for all, the safety and effectiveness in individuals with coronary artery disease (CAD).

For reference

http://www.clinicaltrials.gov/ct/show/NCT00044213

LOOK back in the Media

Article on the clinical trial results

Researchers raise concerns over chelation heart study

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2012/11/04/chelation-therapy-heart-disease/1678251/

Take care,

CardioStar*

WebMD member (since 8/99)

-

-

It's your future......be there.
Reply


Featuring Experts

James Beckerman, MD, FACC, is a cardiologist at the Providence St. Vincent Heart Clinic in Portland, OR. He graduated summa cum laude from Harvard Col...More

Helpful Tips

Mediterranean DietGuest Expert
The Mediterranean diet has long been recognized as a booster of heart health. It is linked to lower risks of heart disease, stroke, ... More
Was this Helpful?
11 of 12 found this helpful

Expert Blog

The Heart Beat - James Beckerman, MD, FACC

Dr. James Beckerman shares how small, livable lifestyle changes can have a real impact on your risk of heart attack and stroke...Read More

Related News

There was an error with this newsfeed

Related Drug Reviews

  • Drug Name User Reviews

Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

For more information, visit the Duke Health General and Consultative Heart Care Center