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angioplasty

an jee uh pla stee

  • n  an operation to repair a damaged blood vessel or unblock a coronary artery

  • In the age of angioplasty and Lipitor, even the heart has lost much of its metaphorical power, at least in the medical context.
  • New evidence cites angioplasty as the better way to treat heart attacks.
  • As the therapy is still experimental, only those classified by doctors as "no option"meaning that conventional solutions such as angioplasty and bypass surgery have been .
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  • Howard Florey in Telegraph.co.uk
    The TAH will be of great help to patients whose heart muscles have become so weak that they need immediate transplantation. Angioplasty, stents and even bypass surgery are of no use for such patients because they cannot strengthen muscles. It is... Sujoy Guha http://www.google.com/url?q=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sujoy_K._Guha&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNHOf1FMVgOV_Uw-pRLIZQVT9Na4lQ Times of India http://www.google.com/url?q=http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/An-artificial-heart-for-Rs-1-lakh-courtesy-IIT-Kharagpur/articleshow/4284452.cms&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNGjFxnzjMOc8KBXvfTTGD2dcHFZ6g Mar 18, 2009 3796 5641 angiotensin Dr Michael Mathai of the Florey says: This is a significant discovery". "Our results show that mice with a deficiency in angiotensin have an increase in metabolic rate compared to normal mice, which we attribute to increased burning of fat...
  • Peter Beattie in Media Newswire (press release)
    Stephen underwent a heart procedure called angioplasty,Mr Beattie said. "He is recovering well and due to go home today which is really great news." "Doctors have advised Stephen to take some weeks to fully recover from the...
  • Henry Purcell in U.S. News & World Report
    Revascularization, with angioplasty or bypass surgery, carries risk of heart muscle damage, measured in the study by troponin release,said Dr. Henry Purcell, of the Royal Brompton Hospital in London, and co-author of an accompanying editorial...

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