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AHRQ Radio Podcast - Lead Story: Drug-Coated Stents
Wednesday, January 03, 2007 12:00 PM
Lead Story: Drug-Coated Stents

Stainless steel tubes or stents coated with a drug have been commonly used by doctors to treat heart conditions but these devices may leave patients vulnerable.

Podcast Description:

This audio program features current news and information from the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).

  • Retail workers get no bargains on health insurance;
  • AHRQ’s insurance database now makes it easy to compare costs for insurance between cities;
  • The risk of death or heart attack with drug-coated stents appears lower with longer use of anti-clotting treatment.

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Duration: 10:16 (MM:SS)  File Size: 9.40 MB
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