Study shows benefits to treating all clogged arteries at once after heart attack

Fractional Flow Reserve–Guided Multivessel Angioplasty in Myocardial Infarction
Smits P et al.
Patients experiencing a major heart attack often have more than one clogged artery, but under current guidelines doctors typically only clear the blockage responsible for the heart attack. Assessing and, when warranted, treating the additional blockages can improve patient outcomes and reduce the need for subsequent invasive procedures, according to research presented at the American College of Cardiology’s 66th Annual Scientific Session. The New England Journal of Medicine, 2017; 376:1234-1244
DOI: 10.1056/NEJMoa1701067and MedicalXpress
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