Black adults who undergo a common procedure to open up clogged arteries are readmitted to the hospital more often than their white peers. They're also more likely to die in the years after treatment, a new study finds.
Researchers looked at how patients fared following balloon angioplasty and coronary stenting -- "one of the most common cardiovascular procedures performed in the U.S....
Folks who've had a clogged artery reopened probably can stop taking blood thinners sooner than previously thought, a new study argues.
Patients are regularly prescribed blood thinners for a year or more after angioplasty. This is to make sure that blood doesn't clot inside the metal stent that now holds their artery open. That could cause a heart attack or stroke.
MONDAY, May 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) --
If you had a heart attack and could get rehab therapy at home, would you be more likely to get the follow-up care that doctors recommend?
A new scientific statement says you would, and advocates for the option to be more widely available because so many patients never get the therapy -- often because health insurance companies don't cover at-h...