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Feb 28, 2012, 08.19 AM IST | Source: Reuters

Pills as good as stents for stable heart patients - analysis

HEART-STENTS-DRUGS:Pills as good as stents for stable heart patients - analysis

By Julie Steenhuysen

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Treating stable heart patients with a handful of pills works just as well as propping open blocked heart arteries with a stent, U.S. researchers said on Monday, adding to evidence that less-invasive, less-costly drug treatment works as well as implanting a medical device in such patients.

Stents, made by companies such as Boston Scientific Corp , Abbott Laboratories

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