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    What are the benefits to patients of interventional procedures like angioplasty or stents?

    The real benefits to patients is that in most circumstances they feel better, they’re able to do more, live more normal lives, they might wind up taking fewer medicines. And ultimately, particularly if they’re having a heart attack they will be more likely to survive and will live longer under those circumstances.

    – Bonnie Weiner, M.D., MSEC, MBA. FSCAI (video)
       President, The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions
       Interim Chair of Cardiology
       Director of the Cardiology Fellowship Program
       Director of Interventional Cardiology Research and Coronary Care Unit
       Saint Vincent Hospital at Worcester (Mass.) Medical Center/Fallon Clinic

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    Dr. Bonnie Weiner, Saint Vincent Hospital at Worcester Medical Center/Fallon Clinic, Worcester, Massachusetts, describes how patients live longer and feel better after angioplasty.