Around 10% of Deaths from Coronary Stenting, Balloon Angioplasty are Preventable

April 3, 2024


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5-15 mins
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Presented by Health Lab

More than half a million Americans undergo a small procedure called percutaneous coronary intervention, or PCI. PCI helps unclog the arteries that feed the heart, but the common procedure also carries a small (about 1-2%) but significant risk of death. A study led by Michigan Medicine finds that around 10% of all deaths following percutaneous coronary intervention are potentially preventable.

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