Stenting Not Necessary In Late Treatment Of Heart Attacks, Duke Clinical Research Institute Study  
3/5/2009 7:22:24 AM

ScienceDaily (Mar. 5, 2009) — Two years ago, a major study found that many patients who receive delayed treatment for a heart attack do just as well with drugs alone as they do with drugs plus stents to prop open their blocked arteries. Now, further analysis shows that the drug option is cheaper and that there is no meaningful long-term difference in quality of life between the two options.