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How common are coronary stents used in angioplasty?

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Dr. Mark Rasak
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Very

Stand alone balloon angioplasty is infrequently performed.
Stents have better initial and long term results. Most operators try to place a stent if its technically possible and use plain balloon as a last resort.

In brief: Very

Stand alone balloon angioplasty is infrequently performed.
Stents have better initial and long term results. Most operators try to place a stent if its technically possible and use plain balloon as a last resort.
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