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Valley heart procedure rates among highest in Calif.
Fresno Bee

People who live between Fresno and Bakersfield are more likely to undergo procedures for clogged arteries than almost any other Californians, according to a new study. Between 2005 and 2009, the central San Joaquin Valley had among the highest rates for elective angiography, a diagnostic procedure to find blocked coronary arteries, and for angioplasty, a procedure often involving stents to open them.