These are the videos in the series: Stents: Do They Work?
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In 2008, the Mayo Clinic Proceedings published a large editorial and science literature review on whether stents were overdone. It was a year after the COURAGE TRIAL was published in the New England Journal of Medicine. They summarized the science, the debate and the response of the medical community.
Plenty of other studies, like AVERT, RITA 2, TIME, and other studies showed that we are under-utilizing conservative medication and lifestyle therapy.
The following study showed that it usually take a decade for disproven medical procedures to fall out of standard medical practice. After the COURAGE TRIAL, there was a momentary dip in stents for stable coronary disease. Then soon, it was back up to pre COURAGE utilization – way too many.
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