Published in Elder Law Weekly, December 1st, 2004
"Direct coronary stenting without balloon predilation has the potential benefits of a reduced risk of extended dissections, reduced fluoroscopy exposure, reduced procedural time, and potential cost savings," angiologists in Turkey explained.
E. Okmen and colleagues at the Siyami Ersek Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery Center conducted a study "to compare the effects of angiographically successful direct stent implantation and conventional stent implantation (stent implantation following predilation) on minor myocardial injury characterized by cardiac troponin I (cTn-I), and...
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