Angioplasty Safe at Hospitals Without On-Site Surgery

Posted on January 17th, 2012 by

Despite current guidelines, many people who have angioplasty to open blocked heart arteries can safely undergo these procedures in hospitals that don't have on-site cardiac surgery capabilities, according to a new review of 15 studies… But "for the most part, elective or non-urgent angioplasty can safely be performed at all centers," said study author Dr. Mandeep Singh, a cardiologist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. Additional coverage: HealthNews, US News & World Report, Theheart.org, Yahoo! News

HealthDay : Review by Denise Mann, 12/2011

Tags: Cardiology, Mayo Clinic Rochester

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