Can stents open clogged arteries

ST. LOUIS, Mo. _ There was a story in the New York Times last week; 'Unbelievable': Heart stents fail to ease chest pain.

The article says stents, which are put in to open up clogged arteries in angioplasty, were no better than a sham procedure to relieve chest pain from angina.

SLUCare Cardiologist Dr. Michael Lim at SSM Health St. Louis University Hospital, who was at the presentation in Denver as the New York Times, has concerns.