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Primary stenting better than angioplasty for AMI patients in early clinicals -- AHA conference.

This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

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PRIMARY STENTING INSTEAD OF ANGIOPLASTY FOR ACUTE HEART ATTACK REDUCES RECURRENCE of myocardial infarction, according to the initial results of a study presented Nov. 11 at the American Heart Association scientific sessions in Orlando, Florida. Conducted by Harry Suryapranata et al., Weezenlanden Hospital, Zwolle, The Netherlands, the study found that MI recurred in 0.9% of patients receiving stents for treatment of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) compared to 7.8% of angioplasty AMI patients.
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