Tag Archives: ARTERIES

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Stents no better than drugs for many heart patients: US study

11 November, 2019 3:51 pm 3:51 pm

CHICAGO (Reuters) – Many patients with severe but stable heart disease who routinely undergo invasive procedures to clear and prop open clogged arteries would do as well by just taking medications and making lifestyle changes, US researchers reported. If adopted into practice, the findings could save hundreds of millions of dollars a year in healthcare … Read More

Doctors not pushing smokers with artery disease to quit

11 November, 2018 2:32 pm 2:32 pm

NEW YORK (Reuters ) – Smokers with narrowed blood vessels in their legs would do well to quit smoking, but many doctors may not be giving them enough support to do it, a recent study suggests. Smoking can dramatically increase the risks of peripheral artery disease (PAD), which restricts blood flow to the extremities and … Read More