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Clot-busting drugs versus balloon angioplasty for heart attack patients reaching early in hospital

Which is better: thrombolysis (treatment with clot busting medication) or primary angioplasty (an invasive procedure for mechanical opening of the blocked artery)? Does it matter if the patient ...
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Wrist (radial) artery vs thigh (femoral) artery route for angiography

Angiography of the heart is generally performed via artery of upper thigh, the femoral artery. This artery is larger and easier to access but patient has to remain lying down for a few hours after the ...
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Can all medicines be stopped after treatment by angioplasty?

Angioplasty (balloon dilatation of blocked arteries with or without stent placement) is often performed for heart diseases like angina. Does angioplasty means that person is fully cured? Do patients ...
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EECP (Enhanced External Counterpulsation) therapy v/s Angioplasty and Bypass surgery

I have read some article about EECP (Enhanced External Counterpulsation) therapy for the treatment of angina and some doctors even saying that it must be suggested as the first option and others doesn'...
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How is choice made between coronary angioplasty and coronary artery bypass surgery

Coronary angioplasty (PTCA or PCI with stenting) and coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG) are 2 main methods to treat severe symptomatic coronary artery disease. Former is done through tiny ...
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