Shows Heart Bypass Patients Fare
Cardiac bypass surgery is safer than stent
procedures and associated with higher rates
of long-term survival for patients with two
of more diseased arteries, according to a report
authored by Edward Hannan of the UAlbany School
of Public Health and colleagues in the May
26 edition of The New
England Journal of Medicine.
compared longevity outcomes for heart procedures
using New York's cardiac registries to identify
nearly 60,000 patients who have undergone
bypass and stent procedures, and discovered
that for patients with multiple blockages,
surgery produced longer lifespans.
For more information, read
the complete article: "Long-Term
Outcomes of Coronary-Artery Bypass Grafting versus Stent Implantation."