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Angioplasty Debunked

27th March 2007 by Arrow Durfee Posted in Uncategorized

Now what will the masses do with their cardiac disease? Well, it is the perfect time to find the truth out. We are posting a wonderful guidline to cardiac health called “The Ultimate Solutions to Heart Disease, Stroke and Alzheimers” on our Cardiovascular thread. It will be posted in sections over the coming weeks…………………..Arrow

Heart Attack Study Casts Doubt On Routine Use of Angioplasty

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By Rob Stein
Washington Post Staff Writer
Tuesday, March 27, 2007; Page A01

Propping open clogged arteries with a tiny wire-mesh tube called a stent is no better at reducing the risk of heart attack or death in patients with stable heart disease than treatment with medications, according to a large new study that challenges routine use of a procedure that rapidly became standard medical practice.

The study of more than 2,000 patients found that those who underwent the expensive procedure, known as angioplasty, in non-emergency situations were no less likely to suffer a heart attack or die than those who took only aspirin and other medicines to lower blood pressure and cholesterol and prevent clots, along with adopting lifestyle changes.

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