Cardiology Terminology: Chelation

…typically involves the intravenous (“IV”) administration of a man-made amino acid called EDTA (ethylene diamene tetracidic acid), an agent valued for its “clawing out” or drawing out properties. EDTA was first employed in an IV solution to treat lead poisoning back in 1948, and was given to U…

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Chelation: Good for Your Heart?

While intravenous chelation (EDTA) has been FDA approved and accepted as a treatment for lead poisoning, it is less clear whether this method is effective for cardiovascular problems. High lead levels have been implicated in both heart disease and high blood pressure levels, and chelation proponents…

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