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Half of all procedures done to widen arteries in non-emergency situations may be unnecessary, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association on Tuesday. A percutaneous coronary intervention, also called PCI or angioplasty, is a procedure to widen a blocked or partially blocked artery. It’s often performed on patients suffering a heart attack, or an acute attack of angina. It’s also done on some patients with non … Read More

via The Chart

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