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Stents may cause more long-term vessel damage

This article was originally published in Clinica

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Stents may themselves promote coronary artery disease by contributing to vessel damage some distance away from the intervention site, according to new research. Cardiologists have known for some time that stenting causes damage to the vessel wall at the site of stent contact, but the new study is thought to be the first to show severe damage to other areas of the vessel.

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