Radiation may prevent restenosis

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: (Published 16 November 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:1227

Radiation therapy may prevent restenosis after balloon angioplasty, researchers reported this week at the American Heart Association meeting in New Orleans. Results from the first randomised placebo controlled trial of radiation therapy to prevent restenosis suggest that radiation may reduce the proportion of patients (about one third) needing further treatment.

Repeat angioplasties could be avoided

Dr Paul Teirstein and colleagues from Scripps Clinic in La Jolla, California, randomly assigned 26 patients undergoing balloon angioplasty and stent implantation …

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