Monday, March 22

Wish we knew this in February!

New Studies Question Value of Opening Arteries

An emerging understanding of how heart attacks occur indicates that increasingly popular aggressive treatments may be doing little or nothing.

"Some doctors still adhere to the old model. Others say that they know it no longer holds but that they sometimes end up opening blocked arteries anyway, even when patients have no symptoms."

New York Times

Published: March 21, 2004

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