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Stroke

10 September 2010

Stents risky after 70

Stroke patients over 70 who get stents to keep their arteries open may be doubling their risk of having another stroke or dying compared to patients who get surgery instead.

Stroke patients over 70 who get stents to keep their arteries open may be doubling their risk of having another stroke or dying compared to patients who get surgery instead, a new study says.

In those under 70, there was no difference between the groups - about 6% in each had a stroke or died within that time period.

 

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