Stents versus medication and lifestyle changes

Stents versus medication and lifestyle changes

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Cardiology

Angina, stroke and other vascular conditions are often caused by atherosclerosis ('arteriosclerosis') and treated by stenting, where doctors open up a blocked artery in the heart by inserting a sliver of metal into the artery to keep it open. However, there are allegations that far too many stents are being put in when medications and lifestyle changes could do the job just as well if not better.

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