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Study Shows Heart Bypass Patients Fare Better

(June 1, 2005)

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.

Hannan 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."