Angioplasty Update

New on the MedlinePlus Angioplasty page:

04/23/2013 03:03 PM EDT

After angioplasty to improve blood flow to the heart, some patients may be able to go home from the hospital the same day without raising their risk of complications, according to a new review.
Source: Reuters Health
04/22/2013 05:09 PM EDT

The average person with multiple diseased arteries in the heart does slightly better following coronary artery bypass surgery than after having stents inserted, a new study suggests, but the optimal procedure varies by patient.
Source: Reuters Health
04/19/2013 02:55 PM EDT

Delays that are outside a hospital's control often prevent doctors from unblocking a heart attack patient's arteries right away, according to a new study that also found the delayed patients are more likely to die in the hospital.
Source: Reuters Health