PCNA Response: Tact Trial, ACC.13 Scientific Sessions

Sunday, 10 March 2013 14:49

SAN FRANCISCO, March 10, 2013

The Trial to Assess Chelation Therapy (TACT), presented on Sunday at the American College of Cardiology 2013 Scientific Sessions, revealed results of partnering high-dose vitamins with chelation therapy for a primary endpoint of impacting total mortality, recurrent myocardial infarction, stroke, coronary revascularization, and hospitalization for angina.

“The NIH funded trial did show some benefit of chelation therapy and high-dose vitamins but some non-adherence was noted,” states Barbara Fletcher, RN, MN, FAHA, FPCNA, FAAN from the University of North Florida, Jacksonville and incoming president-elect on the Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association (PCNA) board of directors.  

“This data is of interest, but we must continue to practice evidence-based guideline therapy. Future research with high-dose vitamins and chelation therapy is warranted.”

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Contact: Abby Despins, 920-606-2115, adespins@pcna.net

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