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Raleigh General announces return of stent surgery

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A stop in interventional cardiac stent surgery at Raleigh General Hospital is over, according to a release from the hospital. 

On Thursday, May 16 the hospital put a stop to cardiac stent surgery.  A release on Thursday, stated the surgeries were stopped, "due to a shortage in physician availability."  That announcement stated that stents would resume on Monday, May 20th.

Hospital administrators announced on Monday that they were resuming the stent surgeries as planned.  Here is the complete text of the release from Raleigh General Hospital.

"As anticipated, Raleigh General Hospital returned to performing interventional cardiac stents today. We recognize how important the Interventional Cardiac program has been to the residents of southern West Virginia since it first began in 2010 and want to reassure the community that they can depend upon us for this service. Thank you for your patience as we accommodated an unexpected scheduling conflict."