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Study: Angioplasty Only Useful In Emergencies

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Study: Angioplasty Only Useful In Emergencies

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Study: Angioplasty Only Useful In Emergencies

Study: Angioplasty Only Useful In Emergencies

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For people in the middle of a heart attack, angioplasty is a life-saver. The treatment is also used for non-emergency heart disease. A new study found that the treatment is not very useful for these non-urgent cases. Medical contributor Dr. Sydney Spiesel discusses the findings with Alex Chadwick.