Are Elderly Heart Surgery Success Rates Continuing To Improve?
I was just reading the New York Times when I came across a very positive story about elderly heart surgery patients.
According to a new report, “Eighty-year-olds with clogged arteries or leaky heart valves used to be sent home with a pat on the arm from their doctors and pills to try to ease their symptoms. Now more are getting open-heart surgery, with remarkable survival rates rivaling those of much younger people, two new studies show.”
To read the entire story, please click this link “Elderly Survival Rates Improve After Heart Surgery”.
And, if you would like to read additional information about elderly heart surgery patients, please click on the following links:
- At 83, John De Falco Is Bored With Valve Replacement Recovery
- Is Heart Surgery Advisable For Elderly Patients?
- Critical Aortic Stenosis For Elderly Patients
I hope this information helps you better understand heart surgery for elderly patients
Keep on tickin!
Adam Pick is a patient, author of The Patient's Guide To Heart Valve Surgery and the founder of HeartValveSurgery.com.