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More patients opting for stents

Three factors make percutaneous coronary intervention the preferred choice - advances in PCI techniques, high occlusion rates of bypass surgery, and advances in diagnostic methods and increased patient awareness

FOR those with significant narrowing of one or more major heart arteries, opening of narrowed heart arteries using cylindrical metallic meshes (stents) that are mounted on balloons and inserted through 2mm plastic tubings via the wrist or groin artery under local anaesthesia is increasingly...

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