Stents No Better Than Medicine for Stable Heart Disease, Stony Brook University Medical Center Study
3/1/2012 7:43:38 AM
Many people with stable heart disease undergo an expensive artery-opening procedure when medication would work just as well, a new study suggests. The procedure involves placing a tiny mesh stent, or tube, in a clogged artery. As many as three-quarters of these operations are unnecessary, said lead researcher Dr. David L. Brown, a professor of medicine at Stony Brook University Medical Center in New York.