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Lower death risk seen in older patients with heart bypass surgery

March 27, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Older patients with clogged heart arteries may face a little lower death risk over time if they have bypass operations instead of angioplasty and stents to fix the problem. Continue Reading

Comedian Gallagher released from Texas hospital

March 22, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Gallagher, known for smashing watermelons with a sledgehammer, had two stents replaced after collapsing March 14 at a Lewisville bar. He came out of a medically induced coma Sunday.
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For some patients with leg pain from narrowed arteries, exercise tops stents

November 25, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

A new study at 20 national sites lends support to a far cheaper and in some ways more effective approach to peripheral artery disease than stent implants. Continue Reading

HEALTH MATTERS: Stents are not a guarantee against future coronary events

November 4, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Q. I had a stent inserted in an artery in my heart some time ago because I was having frequent chest discomfort with exertion. But last week, I had a heart attack! Isn’t the stent supposed to prevent heart attacks?
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