Medication Instead of Stents (for the heart)

1 Mar

Medication can work as well as stents for certain heart patients, we hear from Justin E. Davies, MBBS, PhD. When people in good general health have stable angina caused by a  single blocked artery, drug therapy alone may provide relief, adding a stent (a small wire-mesh tube) requires hospitalization and may not bring added relief.

But stents may have a place in patients who don’t tolerate medications.

Source: Bottom Line Personal January 2018 Justin E. Davies, MBBS, PhD, is a senior research fellow at Imperial College London, UK and leader of a clinical trial of 230 coronary patients with severe single-vessel blockages, published in The Lancet.

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