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Study: Angioplasty may be better than clot-busting drugs

...studies found that angioplasty - threading a tiny...treated with balloon angioplasties had lower rates of...stopped short of saying angioplasty is the better treatment...centers that perform angioplasties should measure their...rates and outcomes for angioplasty are equivalent to...

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

...the need for repeat angioplasties. In bypass operations...flow to the heart. In angioplasty, cardiologists thread...the need for repeat angioplasties on some patients...getting harmed by having angioplasty first," Dr. Gardner...

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

...worldwide - undergo angioplasty each year to unclog...the need for repeat angioplasties in half. Dr. Gilles...alone or dummy pills. Angioplasty involves threading...patients need to have the angioplasty repeated because of...about 30 percent of angioplasties, because they must...

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

...patients' lives, angioplasty beats clot-busting...low number of angioplasties, patients who...high numbers of angioplasties, the in-hospital...in the 11,733 angioplasty patients -- 3...perform a lot of angioplasties are able to identify...specialists is that angioplasty is superior...

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...Americans who undergo angioplasties each year - including...past two decades, angioplasty has become one of the...traditional fix: another angioplasty and another stent...

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

...patients who have undergone coronary angioplasty, a study found. The findings, reported...at the patient's need for repeat angioplasties or heart bypass operations. He said...decreased by 38 percent the need for repeat angioplasties or heart bypass operations. Dr. Robert...

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

...within driving distance of an angioplasty center, as the vast majority...are treated with primary angioplasty. Most end up at hospitals...catheterization lab, where angioplasties are done. That was Cleveland...giving the four-member angioplasty team time to get ready...

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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Medicine saw major advances this year

...surprising improvement in the way doctors do angioplasties, one that promises to keep these routine...cardiologists perform about half a million angioplasties in the United States and double that...a complication that has bedeviled angioplasty since its invention in 1977. But doctors...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/12/30/tec_330178.shtml
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