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Study: Angioplasty may be better than clot-busting drugs

...An analysis of 10 studies found that angioplasty - threading a tiny balloon into clogged...researchers stopped short of saying angioplasty is the better treatment. More needs...results; about the relationship between angioplasty success rates and the number of such...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/12/17/ent_219172.shtml
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Angioplasty relief similar to bypass

CHICAGO - Angioplasty offers about the same quality of life...Medical Association also noted that angioplasty patients often must undergo the procedure...increase blood flow to the heart. In angioplasty, cardiologists thread a balloon into...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/03/05/tec_204921.shtml
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Study: Angioplasty stents save lives

...year worldwide by reducing deaths after angioplasty, a study finds. In traditional angioplasty, a tiny balloon is inflated inside the...million people a year -- 75 percent of all angioplasty operations. Doctors have embraced the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/12/11/tec_277371.shtml
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Abandoned drug helps angioplasty succeed

...substantially reduce the high failure rate of angioplasty, one of the most expensive and vexing...500,000 people worldwide - undergo angioplasty each year to unclog plugged heart arteries...317 men and women undergoing routine angioplasty. Treatment began a month before the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/08/07/tec_212592.shtml
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Angioplasty beats clot-busting drugs, if done at high-volume hospitals

...saving heart attack patients' lives, angioplasty beats clot-busting drugs, but only...significantly lower in the 11,733 angioplasty patients -- 3.4 percent versus 5...consensus among heart specialists is that angioplasty is superior "when done in the right...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/12/27/tec_303804.shtml
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New technique avoids problems after angioplasty

Three months after angioplasty to open clogged arteries in her...it. Over the past two decades, angioplasty has become one of the most common...underwent the traditional fix: another angioplasty and another stent. If the vice...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/02/09/tec_332511.shtml
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Study: Vitamins help arteries of angioplasty patients

...acid, vitamin B12 and vitamin B6 can help prevent reoccurrence of blocked arteries in patients who have undergone coronary angioplasty, a study found. The findings, reported in Wednesday's Journal of the American Medical Association, are an extension...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/08/29/tec_355561.shtml
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Heart attack victims usually don't get best treatment - angioplasty

...emergency procedure called a primary angioplasty. Even more reliably than clot drugs...occurs within driving distance of an angioplasty center, as the vast majority do. Nevertheless...United States are treated with primary angioplasty. Most end up at hospitals that cannot...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/10/23/liv_398147.shtml
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Study: Giving superaspirin before angioplasty saves lives

...heart attack or death within the first month after angioplasty. Angioplasty, a procedure where doctors thread a needle through...got 300 milligrams of Plavix at the time of their angioplasty had a heart attack or stroke or died from heart...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/09/05/liv_976.shtml
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Filters reduce risk from procedure to clean up neck arteries

...substantially improve the safety of balloon angioplasty to clean out the arteries in the neck...the brain. This approach could make angioplasty the preferred way of treating blockages...whose approach works best: surgery or angioplasty. For the carotid arteries, the surgical...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/11/21/tec_359814.shtml
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