Items Tagged ‘arteries’

February 15, 2010

Stents Are Increasingly Common but Not Without Risk

By Kelley Luckstein

Stents, the tiny metal tubes used to relieve former President Bill Clinton’s heart problem on Thursday, are one of medicine’s most common devices and are implanted in about one million Americans annually. The devices are deployed during angioplasty procedures, which are used to clear obstructed arteries in the heart.   A catheter inserted into an […]

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Tags: arteries, Dr. Chet Rihal, Stents

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