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Bypass Patients Less Likely to Take Meds
Medication after heart surgery is often a key part of recovery. Interestingly, individuals who receive more invasive cardiac surgery may be the least likely to follow up with preventative medication.
Coronary Clot Aspiration Safe Long Term
After certain types of heart attacks, doctors often use stents to prop open the arteries. Another method that may be used involves removing blood clots through thrombus aspiration (TA), but studies have shown mixed long-term results.
Absorbing Stent Posts Early Trial Success
A new bioabsorbable stent used to prop open blood vessels following a procedure to open blocked arteries has shown promise in an early trial among coronary artery disease patients.