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Non-Surgical Treatment for Heart Attacks

By: CBS News Email
By: CBS News Email

In a St. Joseph Health Scene report, the concept of better late than never may not apply when it comes to reopening blocked arteries. A new study found when doctors try to use stents to prop open a closed artery days after an untreated heart attack, patients didn't see any significant benefit. In fact, those patients didn't do any better long-term than those who received non-surgical treatment like drugs.

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