Over 80? Heart Bypass Safe

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Registered: 04-04-2005
Over 80? Heart Bypass Safe
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Mon, 08-22-2005 - 8:49am
Heart Bypass Safe, Effective for Patients Over 80
British study shows most still alive 5 years after procedure
Doctors shouldn't be reluctant to recommend heart bypass surgery for patients in their 80s, according to a British study in the current issue of the journal Heart.

Researchers studied nearly 12,500 heart bypass patients, more than 700 of whom were older than 80 when they had the surgery.


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Registered: 07-08-2003
Wed, 09-21-2005 - 8:55pm

wow that's amazing.

i know bypass can do wonders for others, and sometimes after recovery they can do much more than they have for along time.

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Registered: 12-09-2004
Tue, 09-27-2005 - 4:57pm
Yep my grandfather who is 85 just had his 3rd bypass a few months ago.
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