Half of deadly heart attack patients may have had additional clogged arteries

November 16, 2014 4:00 PM

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Half of deadly heart attack patients may have had additional clogged arteries

In a new study from Duke Medicine, researchers have found that in more than half of patients who suffer from STEMI, a deadly kind of heart attack caused by a blocked artery, one or both of the patient’s other arteries were also obstructed.

This finding brings to question whether and when additional artery clearing procedures should be undertaken.

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