Dr. Sripal Bangalore is assistant professor in the department of medicine at NYU Langone Medical Center, in New York City. He agreed with Narula that high-dose vitamins are of no help to heart patients, and added that the finding regarding chelation therapy is an isolated one and "needs to be studied further."
For her part, Narula said that "although it is noteworthy that chelation may be helpful, it is an expensive treatment and does carry significant side effects."
Findings presented at medical meetings are considered preliminary until published in a peer-reviewed journal.
There's more on the care of heart attack patients at the U.S. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.
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