Cardiology (Bypass)
Heart disease

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The three-year survival rate for bypass surgery is almost exactly the same as if no surgery was undertaken The Veterans Administration Coronary Artery Bypass Co-operative Study Group, "Eleven-year survival in the Veterans Administration randomized trial of coronary bypass surgery for stable angina", New Eng. J. Med. 311:1333-1339 (1984); Coronary Artery Surgery Study (CASS), "A randomized trial of coronary artery bypass surgery: quality of life in patients randomly assigned to treatment groups", Circulation 68(5):951-960 (1983) Our Deadly Diabetes Deception by Thomas Smith

A lot of my writings have been about misinformation in terms of bypass surgery and other types of operations. I went into medicine with the idea that I was going to save all these lives with all the tricks and tools that medical doctors learn. And what I found was that very few of my patients got well. That I often did harm to them. This was quite disturbing to me as a young doctor. But what was even more disturbing to me was to find out that this failure had been fairly well documented in the scientific literature. Now that literature sits on the library shelf, because it doesn't fit into anybody's advertising campaign. Interview with John McDougall, M.D.

In the 1970s and 1980s, three major studies were published on the effects of coronary bypass surgery, and they are the only studies published to date.  None of them demonstrated a significantly higher survival rate for the group that had bypass surgery versus those who did not. Even the angiogram that supposedly diagnoses people who “need” bypass surgery is virtually worthless, as attested to by all the studies published to date. Even though the diagnosis and treatment are worthless, the coronary bypass business is among earth’s most lucrative, raking in more than $50 billion per year in America.  When Dr. Henry McIntosh at the Baylor College of Medicine, where the first bypass surgery was performed, published an assessment of the first ten years of bypass surgery results, he stated that there were virtually no measurable benefits from bypass surgery.  Soon after publishing his paper, he was forced to leave Baylor. His is not an unusual fate.  People with private insurance are 80% more likely to have an angiogram than a Medicaid (welfare) patient, and are 40% more likely to have bypass surgery.  In his book, Heart Frauds, after Charles T. McGee, M.D. exposes the scam that American medicine is regarding artery and heart disease, he then recommends what people should do to prevent those diseases.  His advice is almost all about eating live food, just as in Stale Food vs. Fresh Food.  Fortunately, his book has not yet been banned.  ---Wade Frazier

A large part of this medical disaster that the United States currently experiences is due to the way our medical community is organized. Basically it is not organized to heal and to cure disease; the medical community, particularly at its upper levels, is a commercial venture organized to make money for its practitioners.   The Cardiac surgeon, for example, does nothing whatsoever to cure cardiac disease. Three to five percent of the heart surgery patients die on the operating table. Cardiac surgery provides no better three year survival rate than no treatment at all. A Harvard survival study of 200,000 patients revealed that the long term survival rate of patients subjected to surgery was no better than the survival rate of those that had no surgery. GANGSTERS IN MEDICINE By Thomas Smith

"Looking back I was like a log being tossed into the flume and headed for the sawmill. Once you are in the chute, there are people all along the way to keep you in the flume until the saw slices you open and shoots you out the other side. The sawmill is called bypass surgery."—Don Williams

"The rich are at risk. If you are wealthy or have very good health Insurance coverage, you are at greatest risk. You want "the best money can buy," so you will buy every miserable surgery on the list. You'll be cut, drugged and bled to death, literally. You want the best, but it's hard to be sure you're getting it, so you will settle for the most. Expect the full treatment.  Surgeons vary widely in competence. The best kill 1.9% of their patients during bypass, the worst kill 9.9%; some hospitals lose 11.9%. There is no way to tell the best from the worst, no matter how much money you have. Good luck. There are about 360,000 coronary bypass operations in the U.S. every year. The average cost: $40,000. Gross annual sales: $14,400,000,000. I said Fourteen Billion Four Hundred Million.  If you are a piece of meat with money, you can expect several coronary bypass operations, each more devastating than the last. You'll play chemical roulette, not knowing the more drugs you take, the shorter your life. In the end, treatment will kill you. Dick Quinn


Whitaker, Julian M.D.

 

The first complete study of bypass effectiveness was the Veterans Administration Cooperative Study [15]. Between 286 patients who received bypass surgery and 310 who did not, the survival rate at the end of 3 years was 88% for the bypass group and 87% for the control group. In an 8-year follow-up to a second VACS study [16] among 181 low-risk patients, the bypass group had a much higher cumulative mortality rate (31.2%) compared to the non-surgery group (16.8%). This was among a group of low-risk patients to begin with.
    A Rand study [17] revealed that nearly 50% of bypass operations are unnecessary. Whitaker [18] notes that the number of bypass surgeries since this Rand study, which should have plummeted, has increased by more than 50%. While the death rate from heart disease declined from 355 per 100,000 in 1950 to 289 per 100,000 in 1990, the amount of bypass operations jumped from 21,000 in 1971 to 407,000 in 1991, a increase of more than 1,838%. [19] Whitaker states that laypersons are quick to attribute increases in life expectancy to surgery, but the credit clearly belongs to greater exercise and healthier diets.100 Years of Medical Robbery by Dale Steinreich

"In America, each year, 61 in every 100,000 people have a coronary bypass operation. In Britain only 6 in every 100,000 have the same operation. In Japan 1 in 100,000 patients will have a coronary bypass operation. In America and Denmark 7 out of 10 women will have a hysterectomy at some stage in their lives, but in Britain only 2 women in 10 will have the same operation. Why? Are women in America having too many hysterectomies or are women in Britain having too few? In America one in five babies are born by Caesarean delivery. In England and Wales the figure is 9%. In Japan it is 8%."----Dr Vernon Coleman

"Each year nearly 300,000 bypass surgeries and 250,000 angioplasties are performed in the United States. Furthermore, nearly twenty thousand deaths occur each year as a result of these procedures. In 1992, Nortin Hadler, MD, professor of Medicine at North Carolina School of Medicine, wrote that none of the 250,000 angioplasties performed the previous year could be justified and that only 3-5% of the 300,000 coronary artery bypass surgeries done the same year were actually indicated. Yet a cost comparison study prepared for the Great Lakes Association of Clinical Medicine in 1993 estimated that $10 billion was spent in 1991 on bypass surgery alone. We also know that there is as much as a 15% mortality rate for people over the age of 65 within the first year of the coronary surgery and an 85% reocclusion rate within the first sixteen months after the operation. This is a highly deadly operation that ultimately doesn't work that is very costly. Yet is it the most common surgery in America. This is more than a double standard; it is a completely separate medical ideology supported by the monies for those who practice it. It's time to consider that neither of these procedures do nothing to change the biochemistry behind the arterial degeneration nor do they even consider changes in lifestyle and nutrition to prevent further insult to the vessels. EDTA chelation therapy has brought relief to more than 93% of patients suffering from ischemic heart disease and it can help avoid bypass surgery in 85% of cases.30 When it is given according to established protocols not one serious side effect has been reported. In fact, thousands of anecdotal stories from patients and physicians support the effectiveness and safety of this relatively inexpensive treatment."---Gary Null http://www.garynull.com

"Bypass surgery, angioplasty, and even diagnostic angiograms are so over used that, in my opinion, it constitutes criminal behaviour by the cardiologists and surgeons involved. Well controlled scientific studies have shown bypass surgery simply doesn't work, except to relieve severe chest pain. Those who have the surgery didn't even have a trend of longevity benefit compared to those treated without it. Yet, each year hundreds of thousands cave into the obvious fear tactics used by agressive heart doctors and submit to the bypass operation"---Julian Whitaker, M.D.

"Even JAMA has said that 44% of bypass surgeries are of questionable necessity. In reality the number of unnecessary heart surgeries is far higher….The scientific evidence damning most (though not all) heart surgery is overwhelming……Up to 4% die (from the operation)…up to 5% may sustain long-lasting or permanent cerebral damage."---Julian Whitaker, M.D.

Nortin Hadler says he would sue any doctor who tried to test his cholesterol. Likewise, his bone density, prostate levels, colon cells, etc. The Harvard-trained doc, now in his sixties and a rheumatologist and professor of medicine and microbiology/immunology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, says you, too, should avoid these routine tests, as well as most angioplasties, bypass surgeries and routine mammograms. That's because -- contrary to what the medical establishment tells you -- the tests and procedures don't extend most lives, he says; they just convince healthy people they're sick. Skip These Tests?

"The heart surgery industry is booming. According to American Heart Association statistics, in 1995 1,460,000 angiograms (the diagnostic procedure that starts the ball rolling) were performed at an average cost of $10,880 per procedure. This resulted in 573,000 bypass surgeries at $44,820 a shot, and 419,000 angioplasties (the balloon procedure for opening up arteries) at $20,370 each. The total bill for these procedures is over $50 billion a year.
        There is no scientific justification for the use of angiography, balloon angioplasty and bypass surgery to treat most cardiovascular disease. Several studies over the past two decades, involving over 6,000 patients with heart disease, have shown that patients funneled into surgical procedures do significantly worse than those treated with noninvasive techniques. “Noninvasive” refers to the use of medication, but not diet, exercise and multiple vitamin supplements, which can be quite beneficial.”
        "Other than their cost, the only thing definitely known about these procedures is that they do kill people. Roughly one in 25 patients having a bypass and about one in 65 undergoing angioplasty die from the procedure. Frankly, if we took all of the bypass surgeons and catheter-pushing cardiologists, tied their thumbs together and locked them in a closet, we would save close to 30,000 lives and over $50 billion ever year."   [Julian Whitaker, M.D., Health & Healing, Sep 98, Vol 8, No. 9]

Heart Frauds: Uncovering the Biggest Health Scam in History (Paperback) by Charles T., M.D. McGee
Book Description

Did you know that...

*The angiogram used for recommending procedures on the heart is highly inaccurate and that most angiograms are not necessary.
*There is no evidence that coronary bypass surgery or balloon angioplasties extend life, yet over 600,000 of these procedures are being done each year.
*Blood cholesterol levels are ineffective in determining heart attack risk and much more accurate measurements exist but are seldom used.
*Cholesterol-lowering drugs do not extend life, but may actually increase the overall death rate.
*The primary focus in the medical industry is to make a profit and, therefore, much of the advice and treatment we receive is not in our best interest.
*We pay an estimated $45 billion per year on preventive and treatment measures for heart disease that don't work.
*Obstructions in coronary arteries can open up with diet and lifestyle changes alone, but because of financial incentives doctors prefer sending patients into surgery.
*Conventional treatment for heart disease often does not work but safe, inexpensive methods are available that do work.

If your doctor recommends getting an angiogram, coronary bypass surgery, balloon angioplasty, or taking cholesterol-lowering drugs your best course of action may be to run out the door. For most people these procedures/treatments are not effective and are completely unnecessary. The most popular medical procedures are the most profitable for the health care industry but are often the least effective. Hundreds of thousands of people each year are deceived in undergoing expensive medical treatments that do no good and may even do a great deal of harm. Highly effective procedures that are low-risk and inexpensive are ignored or even ridiculed. Recommending expensive, high-risk procedures over the cheaper, more effective ones amounts to nothing more than fraud. If you had the choice of going through a risky $20,000 surgical procedure or simply taking a daily vitamin supplement which one would you choose? Most patients aren't given the choice.

These facts, and more, led Charles T. McGee, M.D. to write this hard hitting, expose of the health care system. In it you will learn which procedures and treatments to avoid and which ones offer the most hope. If you are concerned about heart disease, and everyone should be, you need to read this book!


Graph is brought to us courtesy of Yale Medical School; the article written by the editor of the prestigious British Medical Journal (BMJ). Not both, but EITHER daily exercise or smoking cessation is a whopping 20 times more effective at prolonging life than bypass surgery! But don't expect your doctor to tell you this little fact, because unlike with expensive bypass surgery, nobody gets rich if you or I go out for a daily walk! And you can bet your last dollar you will never in a million years hear it from any cardiovascular surgeon who all make very nice livings performing bypass surgery, even though they know full well instructing most of their patients to take a daily walk would save far more lives. Bottom Line: Surgeons only make big bucks when the knife is cutting! -James P. Hilton,

 

No prescription drug has ever been shown to help prevent heart disease similar [vitaminsA, C and E]. These results and those of countless other studies are so clear that anybody questioning the value of vitamins in the prevention of heart disease may safely be considered as uninformed."  Dr Rath http://www.drrath.com/  http://www.dr-rath-research.org/home/index.php

"I discovered the study in 1988 showing that if people who were really sick, for instance in the coronary care unit, were prayed for unknown to them, they got better -- according to a randomized, controlled, prospective, matched double blind study. I went to the [scientific] literature. If you do this, you may be shocked at what you can find. There are as many as 150 studies showing, statistically speaking, that there is an effect of distant intercessory prayer. Peter Barry Chowka's Interview with Larry Dossey, M.D.

High blood pressure or hypertension has been found to be largely a function of the mind. However, conventional medicine has ignored this for years, and has a large volume of confusing and misleading research to the opposite. Rather, than admit the cause, the medical establishment has labelled the largest percentage of hypertension cases as "essential" or "idiopathic" which are labels to cover up that they don’t know (or refuse to recognize) the cause of the high blood pressure. The Illuminati Formula: Chapter 8 The Science of Body Manipulation and Programming

"I routinely see reversal of underlying cardiovascular disease without the risk of expensive surgery."---J Frackelton, M.D.

"The last case but two I should like to discuss in greater detail: a dentist had been suffering from a very bad heart condition for as long as 17 years. A doctor advised him to undergo an expensive heart operation that would cost over 16,000, and without any guarantee of success. It was a good thing that the dentist had been unable to make up his mind whether to go in for this operation or not. Three weeks after moving his bed away from the crossing of interference zones he was already 50% better, so I learnt from a letter he sent me."--Kathe Bachler

Representatives, U.S.  December 12, 1950 www.geocities.com/harpub/biskclin.htm

100 Years of Medical Robbery by Dale Steinreich