DID YOU KNOW THAT...
most angiograms are not necessary, and a highly accurate form of the test was developed before 1977, but most doctors don’t know it exists.
There is no evidence that coronary bypass surgery or balloon angioplasties extend life, yet over 600,000 of these procedures are being done each year.
Blood cholesterol levels are ineffective in determining heart attack risk and much more accurate measurements exist but are seldom used.
Cholesterol-lowering drugs do not extend life, but actually increase the overall death rate.
The primary focus in the medical industry is to make a profit and, therefore, much of the advice and treatment we receive is not in our best interest.
We pay an estimated $45 billion per year on preventive and treatment measures for heart disease that don’t work.
Obstructions in coronary arteries can open up with diet and lifestyle changes alone, but because of financial incentives doctors prefer sending patients into surgery.
Conventional treatment for heart disease often does not work but safe, inexpensive methods are available that do work.
There are steps you can take right now which can significantly reduce your chance of suffering a heart attack.
If your doctor recommends getting an angiogram, coronary bypass surgery, balloon angioplasty, or taking cholesterol-lowering drugs your best course of action may be to run out the door. For most people these procedures/treatments are not effective and are completely unnecessary. The most popular medical procedures are the most profitable for the health care industry but are often the least effective. Hundreds of thousands of people each year are deceived in undergoing expensive medical treatments that do no good and may even do a great deal of harm. Highly effective procedures that are low-risk and inexpensive are ignored or even ridiculed. Recommending expensive, high-risk procedures over the cheaper, more effective ones amounts to nothing more than fraud. If you had the choice of going through a risky $20,000 surgical procedure or simply taking a daily vitamin supplement which one would you choose? Most patients aren’t given the choice.
These facts, and more, led Charles T. McGee, M.D. to write this hard hitting, expose of the health care system. In it you will learn which procedures and treatments to avoid and which ones offer the most hope. If you are concerned about heart disease, and everyone should be, you need to read this book.