Cure Research for Coronary heart disease


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Research list: The list of research areas and treatments under analysis mentioned in various sources for Coronary heart disease includes:

  • Atherectomy
  • Laser angioplasty
  • Artery stent

Research discussion: Several experimental catheter-surgical procedures for unblocking coronary arteries are under study; their safety and effectiveness have not yet been established. They include:

  • Atherectomy, a procedure in which surgeons shave off thin strips of the plaque blocking the artery and remove these strips.
  • Laser angioplasty; instead of using a balloon to open up the blocked artery, doctors insert a catheter with a laser tip that burns or breaks down the plaque.
  • Insertion of a stent, a metal coil that can be permanently implanted in a narrowed part of an artery to keep it propped open.
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Medical research for Coronary heart disease: medical news summaries: The following medical news items are relevant to medical research for Coronary heart disease:



Footnotes:
1. excerpt from NHLBI, coronary heart disease: NHLBI

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