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Long-term safety of drug-coated stents doubted

Posted on Mar 20, 2010 in Uncategorized

Study: Patients who got devices after heart attack had higher death rate updated 11:07 a.m. ET, Tues., March. 16, 2010 ATLANTA – New research shows more patients who got drug-coated stents right after suffering a heart attack later died from heart-related problems than those who received older, cheaper bare-metal stents. Seven years after the first drug-coated stent was approved in the United States, cardiologists gathering in Atlanta for the American College of Cardiology meeting debated the issue, saying more research is needed to understand the long-term effects. Danish researchers...

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