How you prepareBy Mayo Clinic staff
Before you choose chelation therapy for heart disease, talk to your doctor about all the risks involved in the procedure.
After weighing the risks, if you decide to have chelation therapy, there are no special preparations necessary. You'll need to sit in a chair for several hours to receive chelation therapy, so dress in comfortable clothing for your visit.
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