Harvard Heart Letter

Teamwork in angioplasty-bypass decisions

New guidelines clarify the ifs and thens, but the choice is yours.

The release of new clinical guidelines usually gets more attention from doctors than from the people they treat. But anyone with clogged heart arteries or at risk of developing them should know about the updated guidelines on using bypass surgery and angioplasty to deal with such blockages (Circulation, Dec. 6, 2011).

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