Spinning Needle Touted as Treatment for Severe Angina
- For the past 10 years, physicians have been treating patients with severe
angina by burning holes into the heart with a laser.
- In a new, similar procedure, physicians are using a tiny, spinning needle
to drill holes into the heart.
- It is unknown why these techniques appear to work, but researchers
hypothesize that the tiny holes enhance blood flow to the heart.
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