Some common heart procedures may be more common than they should be, a large-scale study led in part by a Kansas City doctor suggests.
The study, which involved nearly 5,200 patients in 37 countries, found that, in some situations, heart disease patients who received invasive treatment such as stents fared no better than those who got less invasive treatment.
The studys results were presented at the annual meeting of the American Heart Association in Philadelphia on Nov. 16 by Dr. John Spertus, a cardiologist at Saint Lukes Mid America Heart Institute in Kansas City and a professor at the University of MissouriKansas City.
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