Study Shows Little Benefit of Bypass Surgery for Heart Failure

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New research shows that survival rates are not better than those taking pills to fight risks from high blood pressure and cholesterol.

New research has cast doubt on the benefits of bypass surgery for many patients with very weak hearts. Doctors claim the operation did not improve survival rates for those already taking medicines to control risks like high cholesterol and blood pressure.

 

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Many People Stick With Fast Food Even After a Heart Attack

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Six months after a heart attack 50% of patients eating at their favorite fast food restaurants.

It would seem logical for patients who have had a heart attack to cut back on fast food.  Some devoted fast food eaters do. But six months later, more than half can still be found at their favorite fast food places at least once a week, according to a study in the American Journal of Cardiology.

 

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Give Your Arm A Squeeze To Boost Your Heart

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A simple technique that involves squeezing the arm three times before surgery could speed up recovery from heart bypass operations and even improve patients’ long-term survival.  Using the same type of blood pressure device found in GPs’ surgeries, doctors squeeze the upper arm three times, for five minutes at a time, restricting blood flow to the heart.

 

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Bypass Businessman Says Stop

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Hey why blow your hard earned cash on your mortgage create an artillery stockpile instead

A sign in front of Jack Kimball’s Route 1 Bypass business advertises his cleaning services, as well as his politics.

President and owner of Great Bay Facility Services, Kimball’s sign now displays a message to southbound drivers reading, “Let’s all stop paying our mortgages.”
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New Tissue Regeneration Technique Is An Alternative For Coronary Bypass Surgery

New Tissue Regeneration Technique Is An Alternative For Coronary Bypass Surgery 

An Israeli team of cardiologists at the Carmel Medical Center in Haifa, has created an alternative for coronary bypass surgery, by developing a tissue regeneration technique that enables the body to produce new blood vessels. This development signifies a a major breakthrough in the field of artery bypass and may eliminate the need for bypass surgeries in the future.

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Robotic System That Will Operate On A Beating Heart

Robotic System That Will Operate On A Beating Heart 

This device lets surgeons attach small anchors to tissue inside a beating heart by compensating for the heart’s movement. 

Fixing the heart is hard. Certain procedures have to be performed on a stationary organ, so the heart is stopped and the patient put on a cardiopulmonary bypass machine. But stopping the heart increases the risk of brain damage. Now researchers at Harvard University and Children’s Hospital Boston are testing a robotic system that could help surgeons perform a common valve repair while the heart beats on. The system uses 3-D ultrasound images to predict and compensate for the motion of the heart so that the surgeon can work on a patient’s mitral valve as it moves.

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