Study: Stents no better than pills for some heart patients | On Call

February 28, 2012 by MassDevice staff

New research suggests that stable heart patients with stents are no better off than patients given less costly drug regimens.

Updated: March 15, 2012 9:30 a.m.

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MASSDEVICE ON CALL — Stable heart disease patients were no better off with a stent with less-costly drug therapy in a recent study comparing the 2 treatments. *

Implanting a stent to prop open blocked arteries represents a more costly alternative that failed to improve outcomes in stable patients, according to researchers from the Stony Brook University Medical Center in New York.

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