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Gene Variant May Raise Death Risk After Heart Bypass, Duke University Medical Center Study


9/19/2011 7:11:05 AM

People who carry a certain genetic variant involved in blood clotting and inflammation have a lower five-year survival rate after coronary artery bypass surgery, researchers report. The findings should be used to better treat and ensure the survival of these surgical patients over the long-term, said the research team from Duke University Medical Center in Durham, N.C.

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