Tuesday, March 27, 2007

This ought to save buckets of Healthcare Money


NEW ORLEANS — People terrified by crippling chest pains want their doctors to do something fast to make them feel better and cut the chances they'll have a heart attack or die.

For years, doctors have done artery-opening angioplasties for these reasons.

Now, stunning results of a new study may have proved them wrong.

Researchers found that angioplasty did not save lives or prevent heart attacks in non-emergency heart patients.