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STENTS AS EFFECTIVE AS BYPASS SURGERY

March 16, 2006
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Stents -- mesh tubes often treated with drugs -- work as well as coronary bypass surgery, a Texas study shows. In one study, Texas Heart Institute researchers examined nearly 6,500 patients who underwent bypass surgery or had stents implanted in the period 1995-2003. United Press International (http://www.upi.com/ConsumerHealthDaily/view.php?StoryID=20060314-053429-6525r)