Posts Tagged 'Angina'

Heart Doctors May Be Overstating Benefits of Procedures for Stable Chest Pain

Patients expect their doctor to provide them with all the information necessary to make educated decisions about their health. However, questions have been raised about whether cardiologists sometimes overstate the benefits of an invasive procedure for chronic angina.

Angina leads to chest pain when there is a lack of oxygen-rich blood in the heart due to clogged arteries. An invasive procedure, called a percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), is sometimes used to alleviate symptoms when ...

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