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an operation to repair a damaged blood vessel or unblock a coronary artery

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Timothy Gardner, chief of cardiothoracic surgery at the University of Pennsylvania, said the study underemphasizes the need for repeat angioplasties on some patients.
What's more, adds Peter Kwiterovich of Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, "about 30 to 40 percent of all angioplasties block up again within six months or so.
For the study, researchers systematically searched papers about angioplasties performed at centers with and without on-site surgery; the papers were published between 1990 and 2010 in several medical databases.
Today, between 70 and 90 percent of people undergoing angioplasties get stents.
Anthony Reid, who performed both angioplasties, had Lasorda return Friday.
Statistics show 1 or 2 in 500 elective angioplasties develop complications that sometimes require immediate open heart surgery to correct.
A clot-blocking drug may allow doctors to perform angioplasties with greater success, a study found.
There are approximately 1 million balloon angioplasties and 550,000 bypass grafts done in the United States annually, and a significant percentage of them fail.
The researchers have now followed some of their patients for as long as 6 years after the angioplasties.
This induces several reactions that open up the artery while also minimizing the growth of new tissue, which is common when using angioplasties or uncoated conventional stents.