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Unblocking a persistently occluded coronary artery won't improve outcome after a heart attack

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: (Published 23 November 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:1113

A large new trial has challenged the well established notion that it's better to unblock persistently occluded coronary arteries, even when the time for myocardial salvage has long gone. A patent infarct related artery is supposed to help prevent arrhythmias and save lives after a …

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