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Sanford’s Promising Methods

Physicians and researchers at Sanford Health continue to find new, better ways to treat our patients. One promising method is genomic medicine, which is now being incorporated into primary care for our patients.

And for our heart patients, we offer a new level of customization that isn’t available anywhere else in the region. A simple, genetic test is changing how we’re treating our heart stent patients, and allowing our experts to determine the best anti-clotting medication for each patient we see.

Call (605) 312-2278 to learn if this genetic test is right for you.

What are Heart Stents?

Coronary angioplasty is a procedure that opens a blocked or narrowed artery that leads to the heart. A stent is inserted permanently into the artery to help hold the artery open and restore normal blood flow to the heart.

New Customized Care for Heart Stent Patients - only at Sanford Heart

Sanford Health participated in a national study that examined the effect of genotype-guided treatment on cardiovascular outcomes after a heart procedure known as percutaneous coronary intervention, or PCI, in which a metallic stent is inserted into a heart artery to treat a blockage.