|Title||Enhanced vasculotoxic metal excretion in post-myocardial infarction patients following a single edetate disodium-based infusion.|
|Authors||Ivan A. Arenasa, Ana Navas-Acienb, Ian Erguia, Gervasio A. Lamasa|
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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.