News Alert: Stents only effective for acute treatment

By HeartHawk Latest Reply 2012-03-04 23:43:03 -0600
Started 2012-03-04 23:43:03 -0600

A once of prevention is worth a pound of cure - but not always. Like many out there, I often wondered if I would benefit from putting in a stent BEFORE I have a heart attack. A new study says - NO!

Of course, if you are in the throes of a heart attack then a stent can be a life saver. However, the study basically said that among people with stable angina, there was no benefit (reduction in heart attack or death) to stenting them than not. The now famous COURAGE study came to a similar conclusion

I am curious, has anyone here received a stent BEFORE they had a heart attack?


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