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Beta Radiation Treatment Can Prevent Repeat Blockages In Blood Vessels After Angioplasty, According To A New Study

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April 20, 2000
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University Of Maryland Medical Center
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A new study shows that the use of beta radiation may prevent repeat blockages in heart vessels following angioplasty. The University of Maryland Medical Center was part of a multi-center study to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of using beta radiation to treat and prevent new blockages inside of stents.

A new study shows that the use of beta radiation may prevent repeat blockages in heart vessels following angioplasty. The University of Maryland Medical Center was part of a multi-center study to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of using beta radiation to treat and prevent new blockages inside of stents. The study found that beta radiation reduced the frequency of repeat blockages by as much as 66 percent in the patients treated.


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University Of Maryland Medical Center. "Beta Radiation Treatment Can Prevent Repeat Blockages In Blood Vessels After Angioplasty, According To A New Study." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 20 April 2000. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2000/04/000410090937.htm>.
University Of Maryland Medical Center. (2000, April 20). Beta Radiation Treatment Can Prevent Repeat Blockages In Blood Vessels After Angioplasty, According To A New Study. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 25, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2000/04/000410090937.htm
University Of Maryland Medical Center. "Beta Radiation Treatment Can Prevent Repeat Blockages In Blood Vessels After Angioplasty, According To A New Study." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2000/04/000410090937.htm (accessed April 25, 2014).

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