Tools for healing the heart

Rubin, Rita
August 1993
U.S. News & World Report;8/16/93, Vol. 115 Issue 7, p61
Gives details on various options for unclogging cholesterol-clogged coronary arteries. Balloon angioplasty, a nonsurgical procedure; Excisional Atherectomy Trial, or CAVEAT, and the Canadian Coronary Atherectomy Trial, or CCAT, new nonsurgical techniques that use a tiny cutter to dig out the plaque; Results of studies of the procedures reported in a recent issue of the `New England Journal of Medicine.'


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