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American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology/Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions Joint Scientific Statement
Date:12/13/2007

Long-term treatment after drug-eluting stents is key

DALLAS, Dec. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dual antiplatelet therapy is extremely important after implanting a drug-eluting stent to open a blocked coronary artery, according to updated joint Guidelines for Percutaneous Coronary Intervention from the American College of Cardiology, American Heart Association and Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions. The guidelines also note that the artery-opening procedure called percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is effective in treating a heart attack and a very useful method to treat symptoms of angina.

Long-term treatment after drug-eluting stents is key

Dual antiplatelet therapy is extremely important after implanting a drug-eluting stent to open a blocked coronary artery, according to updated joint Guidelines for Percutaneous Coronary Intervention from the American College of Cardiology, American Heart Association and Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions. The guidelines, an update of the 2005 recommendations, are in online issues of Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association, Journal of the American College of Cardiology and Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions: Journal of the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions.

The guidelines note that the artery-opening procedure called percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is effective in treating a heart attack and a very useful method to treat symptoms of angina. As expected, research has identified a few caveats.

In PCI, also known as angioplasty, a thin catheter is inserted in an artery in the inner thigh and threaded up to the heart to the blockage causing the heart attack or severe obstruction causing symptoms of angina. A small balloon is then inflated to push back the blockage and restore blood flow to the heart. A wire mesh tube called a stent is usually put in place to prop open th
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