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Some doctors oversell artery-opening angioplasty

Posted August 28, 2014, 8:44 am Daniel Pendick, Former Executive Editor, Harvard Men's Health Watch A heart attack in progress is a medical emergency. Blood flow must be restored to a blocked coronary artery, or one so narrowed by fatty deposits that it triggers intense chest pain and other symptoms at rest. Every minute the heart is starved of oxygen means more damage. Its time for quick action, because that could help save…

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