Stenting a Good Option for Left Main Heart Artery

A number of other studies have "said the same thing, that if the thing is done properly, in the right hands, it can be done safely with a good long-term outcome," Moses said. "This, along with the other studies, is going to move the consensus over a bit, at least widening the group of patients eligible to have stenting as a reasonable alternative to bypass surgery."

More information

You can learn about stenting from the American Heart Association.

SOURCES: David R. Holmes, M.D., Scripps professor of medicine, Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Rochester, Minn.; Jeffrey W. Moses, professor, medicine, Columbia University Medical Center, New York City; Aug. 19, 2009, Journal of the American College of Cardiology, online

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