Do Angioplasty Heart Stent Procedures Work? | Dr. Michael Greger | Nutritionfacts.org

There are demonstrably no benefits to the hundreds of thousands of angioplasty and stent procedures performed outside of an emergency setting. They don’t prevent heart attacks, enable you to live longer, or even help with symptoms any more than placebo (fake) surgery.

Doctor’s Note

Hold on. Why doesn’t opening up—and even propping open—a blocked coronary artery help? I address that next. This is the first video in a seven-part series on stents. Stay tuned for:

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