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Removing clot aids heart attack recovery

AP/Yahoo News, February 8, 2008
More people survive major heart attacks with fewer problems if doctors use a mini-vacuum to clear out an artery blockage instead of pushing it aside to restore blood flow, according to a Dutch study. The study is the largest to date to show that suctioning out the clot before implanting a stent has benefits, and could lead to wider use in heart attack treatment.