By Nelly Edmondson Gupta, with Steven Nissen, MD, and George W. Vetrovec, MD, Author at Clinical Advisor

By Nelly Edmondson Gupta, with Steven Nissen, MD, and George W. Vetrovec, MD

All articles by By Nelly Edmondson Gupta, with Steven Nissen, MD, and George W. Vetrovec, MD

Stents vs. medications to treat heart disease

Once hailed as a breakthrough in the care of angina, stents are in the crosshairs of skeptics. Two cardiologists sort through the controversy. Earlier this year, the Clinical Outcomes Utilizing Revascularization and Aggressive Drug Evaluation (COURAGE) trial showed that patients with stable angina treated with medication alone did just as well long-term as those who…

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