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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 »
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 »
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 vs. Track Your Plaque by Dr. William D. Medical Doctor Posted Tue 26 Aug 2008 4:17pm What does angioplasty have over the Track Your Plaque program? Well, first of all, the Track Your Plaque program has a lot to boast about. What other approach can claim to have reduced heart disease 30, 40, 51, and now 63%? That's as close to a cure that's ever--EVER--been achieved. Statin drug manufacturers can talk about an occasion ... 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 »
Stents, Angioplasty and the Almi... by Trisha Torrey Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Fri 12 Sep 2008 11:34pm Stents, Angioplasty and the Almighty Dollar Posted by Trisha Torrey5 comments » Read on »
Angioplasty Patients Can and Should Exercise by Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor Posted Tue 26 Aug 2008 4:03pm If you have had angioplasty and your doctor does not already have you in as supervised exercise program, ask when you can start. In one study from Bern, Switzerland, researchers showed that a three-month exercise program can increase blood flow to the heart in people who already have their coronary arteries blocked by plaques (European Journal ... Read on »
Drive-by angioplasty by Dr. William D. Medical Doctor Posted Mon 25 Aug 2008 3:03pm Don had an angioplasty 6 months ago. When asked about the symptoms that prompted him to go to the hospital, he explained: "I remember feeling really tired for about a week before I went. I'd read that fatigue can sometimes be a sign of heart disease. But then I had some trouble breathing. You know, like not being able to get a deep br ... 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 »
What is being rescued in rescue angioplasty ? by Dr. Sangareddi V. Medical Doctor Posted Sun 18 Oct 2009 10:02pm Rescue angioplasty as a concept in PCI is advocated for the past  two decades. Rescue angioplasty  continues to enjoy the  controversy over the years. A procedure which fails to shrug off the controversy for so long   inspite of multiple studies ,  would indicate there is something seriously wrong in the  procedure  or in the conceptualizatio ... Read on »