January 17th, 2012

Angioplasty Safe at Hospitals Without On-Site Surgery

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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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