Category Archives: Bypass surgery

Body count

Imagine the following headline: War in Iraq a growing success: 20,000 Americans now dead! If a newspaper ran that headline, we would all be outraged, and rightly so. Deaths in war are a tragedy. They are not something we celebrate. … Continue reading

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“Make big money fast with CT scans”

Rather than the headline New Study Could Change Heart Disease Diagnosis And Treatment being run in Utah TV and newspapers, instead it should read: Make big money fast with CT scans!Is your bottom line shrinking? Have you fallen on hard … Continue reading

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Prophylactic bypass surgery?

This question comes up around once a week: My CT heart scan score is ____. Wouldn’t I be better off just getting a bypass (or stent, etc.) and getting it over with? If I know that heart attack is in … Continue reading

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Red badge of courage

A group of 60- and 70-somethings were standing in the anteroom to the cardiac rehabilitation center. All (males) had their T-shirts pulled up, comparing their coronary bypass scars. It reminds me of war veterans comparing their war wounds. The scars … Continue reading

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