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Angioplasty

Many Stent Patients Get Rehospitalized

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By Genevra Pittman

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A New York State study of 40,000 patients getting stents inserted to open up blocked arteries found that almost one in six of them were readmitted to the hospital within a month of the procedure, often for heart conditions and chest pain.

That's higher than the rehospitalization rate of one in 10 stent patients reported at a single Minnesota hospital in a study published last month (see Reuters Health story of November 28, 2011.)

Regardless of the...

By Genevra Pittman

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A New York State study of 40,000 patients getting stents inserted to open up blocked arteries found that almost one in six of them were readmitted to the hospital within a month of the...

Angioplasty Safe At Hospitals without On-Site Surgery

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In-hospital death, emergency bypass no more likely in non-specialty centers, researchers say

TUESDAY, Dec. 13 (HealthDay News) -- Despite current guidelines, many people who have angioplasty to open blocked heart arteries can safely undergo these procedures in hospitals that don't have on-site cardiac surgery capabilities, according to a new review of 15 studies.

The review found no heightened risk for death or conversion to emergency bypass surgery in individuals who have angioplasty...

Angioplasty Patients May Be at Risk for Rehospitalization

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Studies found one in 10 readmitted in first 30 days, risk remains three years later

MONDAY, Nov. 28 (HealthDay News) -- About one in 10 people who have angioplasty to open blocked heart arteries will land back in the hospital within 30 days, a new study indicates.

And a second, related report found that rehospitalization after angioplasty or stent placement remains a risk even three years after the procedure.

Both studies, which appear in the Nov. 28 issue of the Archives of Internal...

Lengthy Hospital Transfers May Hamper Heart Attack Care

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Recommended time is seldom met in switching patients to angioplasty or stent facility, study finds

MONDAY, Nov. 28 (HealthDay News) -- Most U.S. heart attack patients who have to be transferred to another hospital for a procedure to open narrowed or blocked coronary arteries aren't sent in the recommended time of 30 minutes or less, new research shows.

The study included nearly 14,000 heart attack patients who required procedures such as balloon angioplasty or stent placement (called...

Women No More Likely to Die After Angioplasty

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TUESDAY, Nov. 1 (HealthDay News) -- Women undergoing angioplasty, a procedure to unblock a clogged artery, show more indicators for heart disease than men, according to new research.

However, the study also shows that women are at no higher odds of dying after an angioplasty than male patients.

In conducting the study, published Nov. 1 in the journal Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions, researchers analyzed information on almost 4,800 women and nearly 9,000 men who had...