Expulsion by Ionic Complexation: Benchmark Therapy for Atherosclerosis A Review

Mali Sachin S, Hajare Ashok A, Karade Raviraj S, Salunkhe Sachin S, Nadaf Sameer J, Honmane Sandip M, Bhatia Neela M


Ethylenediamine tetraacetic acid (EDTA) chelation therapy has been practiced since
longtime for the treatment of cardiovascular diseases, alone or in combination with other
treatments. It has been recommended as a harmless, relatively inexpensive and non-surgical
method of restoring blood flow in atherosclerotic vessels. Ability of EDTA to form complex
with heavy metals like calcium, lead, copper is used to remove calcium from arthrosclerosis
plaques which ultimately improves the condition. It can be concluded that chelation therapy is
emerging form of complementary or alternative medicine to surgery and can be used in safe
manner. Still there is insufficient evidence to decide on the effectiveness or ineffectiveness of
chelation therapy in improving clinical outcomes of patients with atherosclerotic
cardiovascular disease.


EDTA,Chelation therapy,Cholesterol,Cardiovasculardiseases,Atherosclerosis.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.30750/ijpbr.2.1.17


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