Updated Stent Statistics - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

12/8/06

Updated Stent Statistics

Thursday's news about stents was reassuring, but Friday it is the opposite...from the same panel of advisors.

You remember, we told you the drug-coated stents used to prop open clogged arteries carry far more benefits than risks. Now, the advisors found that all stent users had some increased risk of blood clots, but that the risk is more pronounced among those whose stent was used in more complicated procedures. However, it's still unclear whether their already poor health or the actual devices are to blame.

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