Percutaneous Coronary Angioplasty Compared With Exercise Training – (03-22-04)

Percutaneous Coronary Angioplasty Compared With Exercise Training in Patients With Stable Coronary Artery Disease. A Randomized Trial

I have had many patients who were immediately given heart catheterization at a suspect cardiac event. Two patients in the past year were negative. Not a lot of fun from what they said. Well, basically, exercise gave a better outcome for cheaper than the invasive procedure. The cost thing, however, surprises me…$3429 for one year of exercise training. That’s $285/month. We could all have personal trainers coming to our house for that kind of money. So basically, this was a hyped-up exercise program and was really unfair to do a cost comparison. Of course, a real cost comparison of walking around the neighborhood for one year versus invasive cardiac procedures would be ridiculous.

Hambrecht et al., 10.1161/01.CIR.0000121360.31954.1F

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James Bogash

For more than a decade, Dr. Bogash has stayed current with the medical literature as it relates to physiology, disease prevention and disease management. He uses his knowledge to educate patients, the community and cyberspace on the best way to avoid and / or manage chronic diseases using lifestyle and targeted supplementation.