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Common heart procedure comes with lots of risks and zero rewards

The jig is up!

One of the biggest scams in medicine has just been exposed, as new research reveals angioplasty for the fraud that it is.

I know it sounds so good when your doc gives you the sales pitch: They go into your arteries with a pipe cleaner, wipe out all the junk that’s blocking it up and you’re as good as new.

Yes, it sounds good all right… as in too good to be true!

The new study shows that stable heart patients who get angioplasty get absolutely zip when it comes to benefits.

It doesn’t save lives… doesn’t extend them… doesn’t even improve them in any measurable way, according to the study of 1,200 heart patients tracked for up to 15 years.

This might seem shocking, especially if you’re one of the 500,000 Americans a year with stable heart disease who had a perfectly useless angioplasty.

But it’s sure not a shock to your doc.

Your doctor… your cardiologist… heck, everyone who was in the OR when you had that procedure done already knew all this, because multiple studies have all reached the same conclusion.

They’re just not telling you because they’re all riding the same gravy train: with each angioplasty costing a minimum of $40,000 (and some as much as $150,000), these unnecessary procedures have become an industry worth at least $20 billion (and probably a whole lot more).

Desperate heart patients are getting absolutely fleeced by this scheme, but the real problem isn’t just all that wasted dough.

It’s the very real risks of angioplasty, because 5 percent of patients who have one suffer a heart attack right in the middle of the procedure and 2 percent drop dead during it. And then there are the drugs you’ll likely have to be on for the rest of your life.

That’s a lot of money and a lot of risk, all for a treatment that does squat to save lives. Meanwhile, the one therapy heart patients need — one TRULY proven to prevent heart attacks — gets ignored and even attacked by the mainstream.

Chelation therapy breaks up deposits in the arteries and chases them out of your body. It does this so effectively that it cuts the risk of serious heart problems by 18 percent overall, and by 40 percent in diabetics, according to a major government-backed study published in 2012.

Don’t try the pill form or “fast” chelation, stick to the tried-and-true, which usually involves up to 30 sessions spread out over a period of months. I recommend working with an experienced member of the American College for Advancement in Medicine.

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