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2005-11-21 17:09:13

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Compared with younger patients -- even those with similar histories -- patients in their 80s who undergo coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) or valve replacement surgery are at greater risk for postoperative complications and mortality, the results of a new study suggest. Some recent studies have found that octogenarians who undergo cardiac surgery have good outcomes, while other studies have suggested an increased risk compared with their younger...


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