“If somebody had died three years and one day into the trial, that death wouldn’t have been counted in the results. I’m absolutely appalled that they’ve done this. I’ve taken a straw poll of my professional colleagues and it draws disbelief that people would do this.”

According to the American Heart Association, in over one-third of patients who have an angioplasty without a stent, the artery becomes narrowed again within months, in a process known as restenosis. As such, most angioplasties include stents.1



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