When you’ve got a life-threatening form of heart disease, you’re at your most vulnerable.
“Tell me what I gotta do, doc…” you’ll say.
Your cardiologist will look at all the latest research and expert recommendations… and make the decision he thinks is SAFEST and MOST EFFECTIVE for you.
He’s here to save your life, after all.
But according to HIDDEN data… that’s now been LEAKED… one of the most common heart procedures ISN’T as safe as he’s been made to think.
And you could wind up in an early grave as a result.
Your doc has been MISLED…
But the jig is up.
Here’s what you need to know… and share with your doc… BEFORE he cuts you open.
A coronary cover-up
The EXCEL trial was supposed to determine the SAFEST way to treat folks with left main coronary artery disease (LMCAD)… one of the RISKIEST kinds of heart disease.
Until this trial was completed and its results announced, most docs previously had performed bypass surgery to clear the obstruction of the coronary artery.
That changed when the EXCEL results showed that another option… left main revascularization with coronary stenting… DOESN’T pose ANY additional risk.
The heartbreaking truth of the matter is… that’s just not true.
Because the damning data that said otherwise was BURIED by the trial investigators.
In reality, patients who received stents showed a MASSIVE 80% increased number of heart attacks than those who received open heart surgery instead.
But that’s not what we were told when the study’s findings first came out in 2016…
Because THOSE results were NEVER published.
And we were NEVER supposed to find out about them.
Specifically, the authors of the EXCEL trial tried to make it LOOK like there was ZERO difference in the hazards between two operations commonly performed on heart patients…
One, an open-heart procedure known as coronary artery bypass grafting… and second, the insertion of a stent to open up narrowed or blocked blood vessels (a.k.a. percutaneous coronary intervention).
But that couldn’t be farther from the truth.
In reality, not only did the stent patients experience more heart attacks… they also had a significantly higher rate of mortality.
We’re only just finding out about this now…
AFTER medical societies across the globe adjusted their official recommendations accordingly… and elevated the priority for stent surgery.
How many heart patients were NEEDLESSLY put at risk… because they received the WRONG clinical advice?
We just don’t know.
Thankfully, one EXCEL team investigator was SO appalled at how his colleagues were MISREPRESENTING the ACTUAL findings of the trial… he quit!
And then he called them out on it publicly.
We might never have known about this cover-up otherwise.
But now, OTHER experts are trying to put the kibosh on his concerns.
One Harvard expert claims that the controversy over the SUPPRESSED results has been SENSATIONALIZED in the public sphere.
He even went so far as to say that the debate over the results should be left in the hands of academics… NOT the public.
But even the industry’s fellow academics weren’t privy to what ACTUALLY happened in the EXCEL trial!
I’m not trusting a word this guy says – because he’s PAID by Abbott Vascular, a MAJOR manufacturer of coronary stents and, not surprisingly, the trial sponsor.
We’ve raised the red flag on stent dangers right here in eAlert…
And at the same time as the EXCEL results came out… ANOTHER trial, called NOBLE, came up with the OPPOSITE conclusion from EXCEL’s investigators!
That should’ve tipped “experts” off that something was VERY wrong.
Listen, OBVIOUSLY you should avoid open-heart surgery if you can – and not only because of the inherent risks of a major procedure.
There’s also the matter of a lengthy hospital stay… and an extended recovery time that could keep you from enjoying everyday activities.
Getting a stent might SEEM like a better alternative… promising shorter time in the hospital and a speedier recovery…
But stents AREN’T safer.