News tagged with coronary artery bypass

New drugs from fish oil could aid artery repair

Every year, more than a half-million Americans undergo procedures to have a narrowed coronary artery propped open with a small metal mesh tube, or stent. The procedure is common for certain patients who've ...

Nov 24, 2014
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'Back-up system' reduces heart disease deaths

Small bypass vessels which act as a 'back-up system' for the heart's main arteries play a significant role in reducing the mortality of patients with coronary artery disease, according to new research.

Sep 30, 2011
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Clot-busting drug as effective as angioplasty

A clot-busting therapy may benefit some heart attack patients who cannot have immediate angioplasty, according to research presented today at the American College of Cardiology's 62nd Annual Scientific Session.

Mar 12, 2013
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