Study: Use surgery if clot-busting drugs are not stopping heart attack

12/28/2005 | MSNBC

A study in the New England Journal of Medicine recommends halting the use of clot-busting drugs and turning to angioplasty to open a clogged artery if the drugs are not working during a heart attack. The study found surgery reduces the risk of heart failure, stroke or another heart attack by about 50%.

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