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TUESDAY, March 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Heart patients who get a stent to prop open a blocked artery are typically put on a powerful anti-clotting drug and aspirin for a full year after their procedure.

Now, new research suggests these patients can safely drop the aspirin regimen after just three months, and lower their bleeding risk in the process.

"Even though this tre...

TUESDAY, Nov. 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- People with both diabetes and multiple clogged heart arteries live longer if they undergo bypass surgery rather than have their blood vessels reopened with stents, according to follow-up results from a landmark clinical trial.

Patients treated with coronary-artery bypass surgery survive about three years longer than those who have their bloo...

TUESDAY, March 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Believe it or not, new research suggests that people hospitalized for a heart attack are more likely to survive when certain heart specialists are out of town.

The study of more than 34,000 U.S. heart attack patients found survival rates were higher when interventional cardiologists were attending their annual conference.

Those car...

FRIDAY, Nov. 3, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Heart experts are cautiously embracing the results of a new, landmark clinical trial that questions the value of opening blocked arteries to relieve chest pain.

Chest pain sufferers who received a stent -- a tiny wire mesh tube -- to reopen an obstructed artery did not show any more improvement than people who only took medicine to improve thei...

THURSDAY, Nov. 2, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- With findings that some experts believe could change cardiovascular care, a new study suggests that the placebo effect of stents in heart patients with chest pain may be far more pronounced than thought.

That could mean that drug therapy alone, rather than the pricey, artery-opening devices, is all that's needed for certain patients, the rese...

MONDAY, July 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- It's worked wonders for men battling erectile dysfunction, and now early research suggests that Viagra -- when added to artery-opening stents -- might cut a patient's odds for clots.

Stents are tiny mesh tubes surgically inserted to prop up failing blood vessels. But as South Korean researchers explained, these devices can become less effectiv...