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NIH study shows survival advantage for bypass surgery compared with non-surgical procedure

March 27, 2012, 9:12 am by National Institutes of Health

A new comparative effectiveness study found older adults with stable coronary heart disease (CHD) who underwent bypass surgery had better long-term survival rates than those who underwent a non-surgical procedure to improve blood flow to the heart muscle, also called revascularization.


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