Study: Drug-coated stents more beneficial after heart attack

09/24/2008 | Yahoo!

A U.S. study of more than 7,000 patients who had a heart attack found that those who got drug-coated stents were less likely to die, suffer another attack or undergo new artery-opening operations compared with those who received bare-metal stents. The research, which involved patients in Massachusetts who were treated for heart attacks in 2003 and 2004, is significant because it is an extensive study "with long-term follow-up," the lead investigator said.

View Full Article in:


Published in Brief:

SmartBrief Job Listings for Health Care

Job Title Company Location
Health Care Exchange Account Manager
Kaiser Permanente
San Diego, CA
Director, Health Plan Claims Operations
Group Health Cooperative
Seattle, WA
Stop Loss Sales Executive
Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA
Boston, MA
Field Representative-Oklahoma and Kansas
National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA)
Multiple Locations, SL_Multiple Locations
Vice President, Idaho Regional Director
Boise, ID