Bypass surgery is more effective than drug-coated stents in preventing heart attacks and deaths...
Monday, November 5, 2012, 9:39 AM ETBypass surgery is more effective than drug-coated stents in preventing heart attacks and deaths in diabetics with more than one diseased artery, a five-year study shows. However, there were more strokes among bypass patients. Still, the data could lead to changes in treatment recommendations for thousands of people, hurting the profits of stent makers such as Abbott Labs (ABT -0.3%), Boston Scientific (BSX) and Medtronic (MDT -0.2%).
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