having “harped” on this one for a good number of years.
* Do all of our loved ones & friends KNOW ?
* Note: Taken from The Daily Dose with Jack Harrison – 11/15/2017
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I’m not even kidding, my friend — and the proof is in the latest research sending shockwaves around the world.
Scientists were STUNNED to discover that one of the most common — and most EXPENSIVE — treatments given to angina patients does ZIP.
It’s called a percutaneous coronary intervention, a.k.a. angioplasty with a stent — or when they shove a tube into your veins and leave the stent in place to prop it open.
It’s supposed to restore the flow of blood and, more importantly, ease the chest pain that marks angina, especially in folks who feel it when they try to get a little active or even just walk around.
This has been the “gold standard” treatment for YEARS now… but the new report finds that it DOESN’T WORK.
In the new study, folks who feel angina pain on exertion were given either a real stent or a sham operation when they THOUGHT they got a stent… but didn’t.
Two weeks later, no one could tell who got what. While the ones who had the stent had better blood flow, they had the SAME levels of improvement in pain… and SAME level of improvement in their exertion levels on a treadmill test.
The mainstream is flat-out stunned.
One expert told The New York Times that the results were “unbelievable.” Another read the study and immediately cancelled a stent he had planned to put into someone that very day.
Some of the leading voices in the industry are even calling for the stent-happy guidelines to be torn up and tossed out!
Maybe all of these experts should’ve had a subscription to the Daily Dose. We had the full scoop on this in September, and I don’t mean two months ago.
We blew the lid off of this one in September of 2008!
A little-noticed study at the time found that angioplasty can actually TRIGGER a heart attack and that some people DIE during the procedure… for a very minor benefit that completely vanishes within three years.
That study concluded that stenting can be put off “indefinitely” with medication (instead of surgery) in most patients.
But there’s a reason the study was ignored by everyone except the Daily Dose.
The surgery costs up to $40,000 a pop and is done hundreds of thousands of times a year. It’s a multi-billion-dollar industry, so it’s in everyone’s interest to keep popping stents.
Everyone, that is, except for YOU.
Don’t assume that you need one of these procedures. Sure, there may be times when a stent could save your life, like during a heart attack.
But for stable angina and such, ask a doc about your other options… and never be too shy to get a second opinion.
Stopping the stenting,