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Stents give value for money in heart patients

This article was originally published in Clinica

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Treating heart patients with stents proves no more expensive in the long-term than treatment with balloon angioplasty alone, according to a US study. The findings, by researchers from the Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina, add to evidence which shows/2028 the economical and clinical benefits of stenting over angioplasty as a primary treatment for blocked coronary arteries (see Clinica No 850, p 13).

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