Views: 4 Author: Site Editor Publish Time: 2021-01-09 Origin: Site
Before that (November 2020), the government organized the centralized procurement of high-value medical consumables for coronary artery stents for the first time. The cost of coronary stents has been significantly reduced, with the average price of coronary stents dropping from 13,000 yuan to about 700 yuan, greatly reducing patients' medical burden.
At the same time, there are many questions and rumors. There are even rumors that heart stents are obsolete in the United States. Are heart stents really out of date?
A monthly "science" rumor list recently debunked the myth that heart stents are obsolete in the United States.
Cardiac stents, also known as coronary stents, are used for percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), which can effectively improve the symptoms of patients with coronary heart disease and significantly reduce the mortality of patients with acute myocardial infarction.
Cardiac stents treat coronary heart disease, mainly through the method of no operation, from the wrist or thigh root of the blood vessels to the heart of the stent, and then it is opened, to achieve the purpose of lifting the heart vessel stenosis.
Nearly 1 million people in China receive stents each year, according to the 2019 China Cardiovascular Health and Disease Report.
One study looked at stents performed in the United States and Japan. The results found that the number of patients receiving stents at 1,752 hospitals in the United States increased 15.8 percent in 2017 from 2013. The number of patients receiving stents at 1,108 hospitals in Japan increased 36 percent in 2017 from 2013.
Especially for patients with acute myocardial infarction, stents are the first choice of life-saving measures. Because heart infarction is a deadly disease, as soon as possible to open blood vessels, restore blood flow, not only can save life, but also to save the imminent necrosis of the myocardial, is the most advanced means in the world.
Thus, no matter in the United States, Japan or China, this kind of interventional surgery is one of the main methods for the treatment of coronary heart disease.
It is worth noting that the price of the bracket dropped significantly, the real benefit is the social public, do not let the rumors cause panic.