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Bypass surgery questioned at New Orleans medical conference

4 years ago April 04, 2011 Apr 4, 2011 Monday, April 04 2011 Monday, April 04, 2011 10:31:58 AM CDT in News
Source: AP
By: Breanna Biehl

NEW ORLEANS- The success rate of bypass surgery for patients with weak hearts, is being questioned at a cardiology conference, in New Orleans.

Researchers say the operation doesn't improve the survival rate for those who are already taking medicines to control heart risks, like high cholesterol and high blood pressure.

Bypass surgery is usually advised for patients with clogged arteries.



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