Joanne Silberner Reports On A New Less-Intensive Heart By-Pass Surgery.

Patients undergoing this so-called, 'minimally invasive by-pass surgery,' recover much faster than from the current open chest procedure. But it is expected to be useable in only five to twenty percent of cases, where heart by-pass operations are required.



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