Mount Sinai Medical Center And Dartmouth College Studies: Elderly Fare Well In Open-Heart Surgery

Published: Nov 11, 2008

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Eighty-year-olds with clogged arteries or leaky heart valves used to be sent home with a pat on the arm from their doctors and pills to try to ease their symptoms. Now more are getting open-heart surgery, with remarkable survival rates rivaling those of much younger people, new studies show.

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