Blood flow 'reducer' provides relief for some angina patients

February 4, 2015 10:11 PM

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A new study finds that an experimental device implanted in the heart can relieve the chest pain of heart disease in people who aren't candidates for stents or surgery.

It's called the Reducer, and it restricts the flow of blood leaving the heart, causing blood to back up into areas of the heart muscle that aren't getting enough nourishment, which relieves the angina.

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