One of the commonest procedures performed around the world is called stenting. It’s where doctors open up a blocked artery in the heart by inserting a slither of metal into the artery to keep it open. However, there are allegations that far too many stents are being put in when medications and lifestyle changes could do the job just as well if not better. Norman speaks to leading cardiologist Associate Professor David Playford about treating the person rather than the artery.
Tonic TV | T-S086 | S02E02