Features November 2016 Issue

Angioplasty, Stents Help Boost Heart Attack Survival Rates

Study suggests procedures to open up blocked coronary arteries had a greater impact than medications in helping patients survive a heart attack.

When a heart attack occurs, there is usually a combination of treatments used to halt the damage to the heart and set the patient quickly on a path to recovery. Treating a heart attack usually involves medications to help lower blood pressure, relax the heart muscle, prevent blood clots and reduce cholesterol. But most heart attack patients also need some kind of intervention to restore healthy blood flow.

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