Chelation (pronounced key-LAY-shun) therapy is an investigational therapy using a man-made amino acid, called EDTA. It is added to the blood through a vein. A national research study is now testing whether chelation therapy is safe and effective for treating heart disease.
Many people are considering using chelation therapy because of the belief that it may treat heart disease. This has not been scientifically proven. Past studies did not show benefit, but may have been too small to be conclusive. The National Institutes of Health are conducting a large study to determine whether chelation therapy is safe and effective in treating heart disease.
Ask your physician if they are participating in the trial and if you may qualify.