How Effective Are Statins and Stents?
Date: October 14th, 2020 3:00 pm EDT
Outside of an emergency setting, there appear to be zero benefits to angioplasty and stents. Stents don’t prevent heart attacks, they don’t extend your life, and based on sham “placebo” surgery trials where they cut into you but don’t actually place a stent, they don’t even help with symptoms! But wait, that would mean hundreds of thousands of people are exposed to the risks of these operations for nothing? How do the doctors justify it? How do they get patients to sign up for it? And wait, why doesn’t it work if in fact, you’re opening up a blocked artery? These are some of the questions I addressed in my live 2.5-hour webinar on October 14th at 3pm ET.
And that’s just the first half! As you can see below I also covered the pros and cons of cholesterol-lowing statin drugs, dived deep into an exploration of the true risks and benefits so people can make a fully informed choice.
Here’s a list of the videos I gave sneak peeks of in the webinar before I answer your questions:
- Do Angioplasty Heart Stents Work?
- Why Angioplasty Heart Stents Don’t Work Better
- Are Heart Stents Safe?
- Weighing the Risks and Benefits of Angioplasty Heart Stents
- Do Heart Stents Work for Angina Chest Pain?
- Why Are Stents Still Placed If They Don’t Work?
- How Cardiologists Game the System
- How Common Are Muscle Symptoms from Statins?
- Who Should Take Statins?
- Are Doctors Misleading Patients About Statin Risks and Benefits?
- The True Benefits vs. Risks of Statins
- How Much Longer Do You Live on Statins?
- Can Cholesterol Get Too low?
- Are PCSK9 Inhibitors Safe and Effective?
All of the information will eventually be available for free on NutritionFacts.org, but if you don’t want to wait, you can hear it all now by joining me in this live webinar to get all your questions answered.
UPDATE: Thank you to everyone who joined us for the webinar. The videos in this webinar are now available on digital download here. Be sure to subscribe to our newsletter for updates on all upcoming webinars.
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