Chelation therapy did not reduce risk of second heart attack or stroke in adult heart attack patients when compared with placebo treatment, according to a study in the Journal of American Medical Association. "This evidence and information should serve to dissuade responsible practitioners from providing or recommending chelation therapy for patients with coronary disease and should discourage patients with previous (heart attack) from seeking this therapy with the hope of preventing subsequent cardiovascular events," experts wrote in one of two accompanying editorials.

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