Considerations in the Treatment of Coronary Artery Disease

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In determining a treatment strategy for a patient with CAD, there are a variety of considerations that need to be made when selecting the appropriate treatment: Clinical outcomes differ significantly according to the treatment choice, as has been demonstrated by currently available data from the COURAGE, FREEDOM and SYNTAX trials, and emphasize the fact that CABG is superior in the …

Bush undergoes stenting for a blocked artery in his heart

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On July 19th President George W. Bush underwent a stent procedure (PCI) for a blocked artery in his heart. The condition was discovered Monday when he had his annual physical.  The operation was “performed successfully”. As I wrote before when in 2012 Rosy O’Donnell had a heart attack that was treated with a stent, it is not at all certain that either Mr. Bush or …