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NIHR Signal Treating all narrowed blood vessels immediately after a heart attack may be better than just treating the single blocked artery
Coronary angioplasty appears to be more effective in preventing further heart attacks when any other narrowed arteries are also treated at, or shortly after, the main “culprit” artery causing the heart attack is unblocked. Coronary angioplasty, often with use of a stent to prevent later recurrence, is used to widen blocked or narrowed arteries supplying the heart. This systematic review and meta-analysis found that people with a full thickness heart attack, caused by a culprit arter...
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