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2006-05-04 11:40:00

NEW YORK -- Some heart attack survivors may be able to go back to work much sooner than is typically recommended, a preliminary study suggests. Australian researchers found that certain heart attack patients were able to return to work just two weeks after suffering the attack, without raising their risk of a repeat attack or other complications. The study included only those patients deemed to be at low risk of a second heart attack, based on tests conducted during their hospital stay. The...

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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