and Blood Vessel Disorders
We utilize intravenous EDTA Chelation Therapy for cardiovascular disease. Dr.
Michael B. Schachter, MD, CNS, FACAM, has been doing this procedure for more
than 25 years, and has lectured and written articles about it for physicians and
the public during this time.
approach of our Center is to assess as many risk factors as possible with
testing, including lipid levels (cholesterol, HDL and triglycerides, etc.),
lipoprotein (a), serum homocysteine, fibrinogen, high sensitive C-reactive
protein, various vitamin and minerals levels, and toxic metal load.
As much as possible, we try to use non-invasive diagnostic testing either
at the Center or with referrals outside the Center.
We are aware of the dangers of invasive cardiovascular testing and try to
avoid it, as much as possible. To check on arterial blockages of
the legs, we use a non-invasive approach, which measures blood pressures at
various levels of the legs and Doppler studies.
We also use a non-invasive approach to check for carotid (neck) artery
blockage to help to screen people who have an increased risk for developing a
Our treatment approach for
cardiovascular disease involves an individual dietary approach, which may
utilize a personís blood type or metabolic type.
However, for all cardiac patients we recommend avoiding highly processed
foods, high in sugar or white starch, as well as artificially hydrogenated fats.
We usually recommend a variety of nutritional supplements,
which relate to the personís risk factors.
Among the supplements most commonly recommended are:
a multi-vitamin and mineral; vitamins A, B3, B6, B12, C, E, and folic
acid; the minerals magnesium, zinc, copper, and selenium; the amino acids
L-Lysine, L-Proline, L-Carnitine, and taurine; the herbs ginkgo biloba and
hawthorne berry; and many others.
(including aerobics, weight training, and stretching) are strongly recommended.
also recommend mind-body programs to help cardiovascular patients learn to
handle stress more effectively.
can read more about EDTA Chelation Therapy here.