Enhanced vasculotoxic metal excretion in post-myocardial infarction patients following a single edetate disodium-based infusion.

Title Enhanced vasculotoxic metal excretion in post-myocardial infarction patients following a single edetate disodium-based infusion.
Journal Environmental Research
Authors Ivan A. Arenasa, Ana Navas-Acienb, Ian Erguia, Gervasio A. Lamasa
Year Published 2017
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Abstract
Toxic metals have been associated with cardiovascular mortality and morbidity. We have hypothesized that enhanced excretion of vasculotoxic metals might explain the positive results of the Trial to Assess Chelation Therapy (TACT). The purpose of this study was to determine whether a single infusion of the edetate disodium based infusion used in TACT led to enhanced excretion of toxic metals known to be associated with cardiovascular events.

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Chelation, A Potentially Lifesaving Therapy

Listen to the Intelligent Medicine podcast with Dr. Ronald Hoffman and hear TACT2 investigator Dr. Dana Cohen describe the TACT2 trial, a multi-million dollar government-sponsored study to evaluate the effectiveness of chelation therapy. What is chelation? What is its history? How did the first TACT study demonstrate its effectiveness? Why was it greeted with skepticism by the medical establishment? Why have only integrative doctors been eager to embrace chelation?

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Chronic Toxic Metal Exposure and Cardiovascular Disease: Mechanisms of Risk and Emerging Role of Chelation Therapy

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Chronic Toxic Metal Exposure and Cardiovascular Disease: Mechanisms of Risk and Emerging Role of Chelation Therapy

Journal Current Atherosclerosis Reports
Authors Ehimen C. Aneni; Esteban Escolar; Gervasio A. Lamas
Year Published 2016
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This review summarizes the most recent evidence linking chronic toxic metal exposure to cardiovascular disease and examines the findings of TACT.