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Are Stents a Scam?

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  • Coronary angioplasty and stents are often recommended for treatment of arterial blockage in your heart muscle, the goal of which is to repair and unblock the artery
  • Researchers found this procedure may improve blood flow through the blocked artery but did not improve symptoms or exercise tolerance in study participants
  • While study participants didn't exhibit physical benefit, some expressed psychological relief when the blockage was repaired
  • Enhanced external counterpulsation is a noninvasive, effective treatment option to improve circulation to your heart muscle without the dangerous side effects associated with invasive heart procedures

By Dr. Mercola

Angioplasty is a surgical procedure often recommended after an arterial blockage has been found in the heart muscle. Your heart requires a strong oxygen and nutrient supply, like other muscles in your body. There are two major coronary arteries that supply the left and right sides of your heart. By branching into smaller arteries they are able to supply the entire muscle with blood.


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