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Study: Drug-Coated Stents Effective
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Study: Drug-Coated Stents Effective

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Study: Drug-Coated Stents Effective

Study: Drug-Coated Stents Effective
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A new study finds that drug-coated stents — tiny wire-mesh devices used to keep heart arteries open — may be more effective at preventing arterial re-clogging than non-coated versions. The research appears in the New England Journal of Medicine. Hear NPR's Richard Knox.

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