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3 years 11 months ago

Wrist stents cut heart surgery complications

Heart disease patients with severely blocked coronary arteries require emergency medical attention. Doctors often insert tiny wire mesh tubes called stents to prop open those arteries, and they typically go through a large artery in the groin to get there. It's an effective procedure that has a long...

4 years 9 months ago

Studies spotlight problems in FDA device approvals

Two new studies find shortfalls in the Food and Drug Administration's approval process for heart devices such as pacemakers and stents. Researchers from the FDA and Boston's Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center said studies submitted by device makers didn't clearly spell out safety targets. They add that submissions were missing...

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