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Giving Plavix Before Angioplasty May Cut Heart Attack Risk by Medline Plus Posted Tue 18 Dec 2012 4:00pm Review of the data does not show increase in overall survival, however Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Angioplasty , Blood Thinners , Heart Attack Read on »
Cardiac Bypass, Angioplasty and Stenting by Jeffrey Dach MD by Jeffrey Dach MD Medical Doctor Posted Wed 14 Jan 2009 5:49pm Cardiac Bypass, Angioplasty and Stenting by Jeffrey Dach MD No Reduction in Mortality or Heart Attacks    The following thirty nine medical studies compare invasive treatment with conservative treatment of coronary artery disease.  Invasive treatment with bypass surgery, stent or angioplasty ... Read on »
Many Heart Patients Place False Hope in Angioplasty by Medline Plus Posted Wed 08 Sep 2010 9:00am In non-emergency scenarios, the artery-opening procedure won't prevent heart attack, experts note Wednesday, September 8, 2010 WEDNESDAY, Sept. 8 (HealthDay News) -- Many heart patients harbor the misguided notion that angioplasty, a common procedure to open clogged arteries, will also cut their risk o ... Read on »
Which is Superior, Angioplasty or Bypass? by Ng Peng Hock Patient Expert Posted Tue 07 Oct 2008 6:23pm I always hear people around me debating about the superiority of angioplasty and coronary artery bypass grafting. Some insisted angioplasty is good because it carries lesser risk than bypass, while others argued that bypass could prevent heart patients from getting a repeat procedure or surgery over a longer period. Coronary Angioplasty (or ... Read on »
107 new study about angioplasty by Gevera Bert P. Patient Expert Posted Wed 01 Oct 2008 9:07pm I just saw this on CNN. It seems that "Opening arteries days after heart attack seems not to help" which of course means my dad went through that horrible time at the hospital for nothing (see entries 100, 101 & 103). The highlights: New research has overturned one of the most fundamental beliefs among doctors treating heart attacks: that ... Read on »
Pump Placed in Aorta Doesn't Improve Angioplasty Outcomes by Medline Plus Posted Tue 24 Aug 2010 1:00pm Procedure used in high-risk cases made little difference, researchers say By Robert Preidt Tuesday, August 24, 2010 TUESDAY, Aug. 24 (HealthDay News) -- Patients who chose to have a special pump placed in their heart's aorta before undergoing procedures to open blocked arteries didn't have impro ... Read on »
Angioplasty and Stent Placement is Worthless by DiseaseProof Medical Doctor Posted Thu 28 May 2009 10:13pm 1 Comment In the most recent study, investigators reviewed 61 trials, involving 25,388 patients, in a meta-analysis comparing angioplasty and stent placement with no treatment or medications alone. A meta-analysis pools numerous studies on the same subject. The findings indicated that there was no evidence that angioplasty and stent placement for coron ... Read on »
Primary Angioplasty May Be More ... by Dr. Rubens D. Medical Doctor Posted Thu 03 Sep 2009 10:20pm Primary Angioplasty May Be More Effective Than Thrombolysis In Very Elderly Patients With AMI: Results From The TRIANA Trial Primary angioplasty is superior to thrombolysis in the treatment of very old patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI), according to results from the TRIANA (TRatamiento del Infarto Agudo de miocardio eN Ancianos*) ... Read on »
Angioplasty Update by Taxingwoman Patient Expert Posted Tue 16 Nov 2010 12:46pm Here's a link to a news story you can watch on CBC's  The National,  for November 15th. MS patients who travel abroad for angioplasty surgery and have complications;  are being denied post operative care when they return to Canada . I can't say I blame doctors for  denying treatment to anyone who has had a procedure abroad. Angioplasty to tr ... Read on »
ISET: For Angioplasty, Wrist Ent ... by Dr. Rubens D. Medical Doctor Posted Mon 26 Jan 2009 4:34pm ISET: For Angioplasty, Wrist Entry May Be Safer Than Groin Less bleeding, less overall risk, especially in obese patients 26 jan 2009 -- For most patients undergoing angioplasty to treat blocked heart arteries, entry through the wrist is safer and cheaper than entry through the groin, according to research presented at the 21st ... Read on »