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    Default Heart Frauds


    Book Description

    Publication Date: April 2001 | ISBN-10: 0941599566 |
    ISBN-13: 978-0941599566

    Did you know that... *The angiogram used for recommending procedures on the
    heart is highly inaccurate and not necessary. *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
    may 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. *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. For most people angiograms, coronary bypass surgery, balloon angioplasty,
    and cholesterol-lowering drugs 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.


    http://www.amazon.com/Heart-Frauds-U.../dp/0941599566

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    Default Re: Heart Frauds

    Sounds like a good read. Regular members of this site probably already know this...but I'd wager the general public does not.
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