Are stents overused for blocked arteries?

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by KING 5 HealthLink

KING5.com

Posted on August 6, 2013 at 5:41 PM

Updated Tuesday, Aug 6 at 5:42 PM

Former President George W. Bush is recovering in a Texas hospital after doctors discovered a blocked artery during a routine physical. Doctors put in a wire mesh stent to clear the blockage. He’s reported to be in high spirits, but he had no previous symptoms. Are stents overused? We examine that question.

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