Stents

  • PM undergoes bypass surgery | Recovery time: 6 weeks January 25, 2009

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh underwent a successful marathon surgery in New Delhi on Saturday, during which doctors made five bypasses around blockages in his heart. He was in the intensive care unit (ICU) and was conscious by the night, and would be back to active life within six weeks,...
  • Are stents the only option after an angina attack? September 24, 2010

    New Delhi: Dr RK Khullar, a leading cardiologist was arrested recently for allegedly playing with the lives of several patients. Dr Khullar inserted a stent in his patient's absolutely normal hearts in exchange for bribes from stent suppliers. Dr Khullar's recent arrest has sparked off a serious debate are stents...
  • Patients get to the heart of the stent matter September 10, 2007

    New Delhi: Drugcoated stents are back in the news and the news is confusing. While a study last year found that drugcoated stents might cause fatal blood clots in cardiac patients in the long run, a smaller study last week found that patients with drugcoated stents ran exactly the same...