Experts claim that light could be used to treat brain diseases and cardiovascular problems. These days, scientists are investigating the health benefits of shining light. Professor Morgan Roberts of the American College of Cardiology, says that it is possible to treat patients with a complete blockage of the heart’s arteries using light. Roberts recently presented his report at the American College of Cardiology's biomedical session.

What health experts say about the discovery?

According to Morgan Roberts, treatment with medicines takes time, and a lot of health risks are associated.

In contrast, percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is a good procedure to open blocked arteries using light. He believes that about 30% patients die, or experience non-fatal heart attacks. He believes that curing the disease with LED therapy is a far better option than traditional medication. Health professionals reveal that patients who receive drugs such as aspirin, beta-blockers, and calcium channel blockers have high health risks than the others. Doctors highly recommend the use of light therapy.

The future of LED therapy

Mr. Roberts aims to find out evidence from previous studies and suggests that light therapy improves long-term patient outcomes compared with medication. Treating patients with coronary heart disease is easy.

He says that light therapy will be used at a large scale as it treats a complete blockage in an artery. The condition is known as Chronic Total Occlusion. These days, chronic total occlusion is present in thousands of people, and early signs include chest pain, fatigue, shortness of breath, and ischemia. Roberts believes that once a patient receives light therapy, he will get rid of the illness.

Light therapy is not the only solution to treat the cardiovascular problem, but a better option than traditional treatments. Seung-Jung Park at the Asan Medical Center says that Morgan aims to shed light on whether light therapy is better than medication or not. Roberts will soon present a new report at his medical center.