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Still having pains after having a stent installed; A new study in Lancet may explain why.

Heart stents and chest pain; new data suggests they don’t relieve pain in most patients. Chest pain from clogged arteries is a fear many of us have as we age.  Heart attacks are the leading killer of close to 800,000 people per year in the USA alone and stents are installed in 500,000 internationally each year to relieve chest pain alone. The  procedure that is the least invasive way to relieve that pain and prevent a heart attack is known as a stent, which is a cage that is inserted into the artery to open it up. Opening up the harts Read More »