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Things Just Mesh

Making stents even better at keeping arteries open

7:42am, November 20, 2001

Fatty deposits on the insides of blood vessels pile up less obviously than in a bulging belly or widening hips, yet in some ways they carry as much weight. These tiny products of the process called atherosclerosis can block blood flow and oxygen to the heart, the brain, or other parts of the body.

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