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American Heart Association Comment on Hospitalization of President Bill Clinton
Date:2/11/2010

e past five years of our relationship, the American Heart Association has been honored to work with the former president and as a result of our partnership the Alliance has had an unprecedented impact on the childhood obesity epidemic.  We are very encouraged by reports that he appears to be recovering and in good spirits and we send him our best wishes."

Here are a few statistics on coronary angioplasty and stenting:

  • Over 70 percent of coronary angioplasty procedures also include stenting.
  • In 2006, approximately 65% of PCI procedures were performed on men, and approximately 50% were performed on people age 65 or older.
  • In 2006, approximately 76% of stents implanted during PCI were drug-eluting, compared with 24% of bare-metal stents.
  • In 2006, there were 652,000 PCI procedures with stents – 425,000 in men, 227,000 in women.

Click here for the American Heart Association's stent information page.

For more information on heart attacks and cardiovascular disease, visit www.americanheart.org.

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