Published in Blood Weekly, April 25th, 2002
Previous studies have found that balloon angioplasty is superior to clot-dissolving drugs when it comes to treating heart attacks, offering better survival and fewer complications.
Nevertheless, the artery can clog up again after angioplasty, and the new study was undertaken to see if stents or a blood-thinning drug improved the outcome. A stent is a wire-mesh tube used to keep an artery propped open.
The research on 2082 patients...
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