We have long known that there is a link between toxic heavy metals load and cardiovascular disease. Chelation is the process of removing toxic metals from your body and the most common chelating agent used is EDTA. Depending on what type of metals you have in your body or if you have cardiovascular disease, your doctor will recommend a different combination of chelating agents to address your specific situation. The TACT study (Trial to Assess Chelation Therapy) was sponsored by the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. The study assessed how good chelation therapy is at preventing the outcomes of death, MI, stroke, coronary revascularization, and hospitalization for angina at 5 years post chelation treatment. The study found that chelation was especially helpful for patients with diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Subgroup analysis found that patients who had chelation combined with high dose vitamin therapy had the best outcomes, even when they did not have diabetes.
If you have cardiovascular disease the best treatment plan is always multifaceted. Evaluation by a trained doctor to get to the underlying cause of your cardiovascular problems can help tailor an individualized treatment plan for you. As a naturopathic doctor I always aim to treat the cause of disease and discomfort. A treatment plan to address cardiovascular disease may include diet, movement and lifestyle elements as well as a customized approach using high quality vitamins, minerals and botanical medicines to help your body heal. At Revolutions Naturopathic we are experts in these therapies, including the use of chelation therapy for cardiovascular disease. I am able to prescribe most common medications, and I am trained to understand the treatments that a conventional doctor has you doing as well as be able to prescribe or discontinue those medications as needed. I am passionate about healthy aging and cardiovascular health is a huge factor in having a high quality of life as we age. If you would like to learn more about this approach, contact the office to schedule your appointment.