Some are aware that I had a heart attack and angioplasty from an angioplasty factory, so was able to observe from the inside, so to speak.
Therefore, this article was of interest – not that I’d agree or disagree – it’s just a matter of interest. The bottom line is:
… the premise of EBM is to formally study medical treatments and there have certainly been some successes …
… In acute heart attacks studies confirm that this is an effective procedure. In chronic heart disease the COURAGE study and more recently the ORBITA study showed that angioplasty is largely useless. EBM helped distinguish the best use of an invasive procedure …
… So, why do prominent physicians call EBM mostly useless? …
There are some things to add before closing and asking you just to go to the articles:
1. EBM was covered by Bruce Charlton long ago and again, you decide for yourself.
The article linked at the top argues that the science has been corrupted and is therefore unreliable.
2. Sooner or later, you’re going to walk into one of these procedures – could be prostate, could be heart, could be cancer, could be Alzheimers and you need to be pretty clear in your responses and ability to take on the medical establishment and Big Pharma if that’s what you intend.
3. You might, of course, conclude that everything’s hunky-dory and AOK and full speed ahead. Good luck.
Speaking personally, I’m about to come up to the end of medicine time and from the feel of it, I’m fairly certain it’s going to hit again, but we shall see.