Are Elderly Heart Surgery Success Rates Continuing To Improve?

By Adam Pick on November 12, 2008

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:

I hope this information helps you better understand heart surgery for elderly patients

Keep on tickin!


Written by Adam Pick
- Patient & Website Founder

Adam Pick is a heart valve patient and author of The Patient's Guide To Heart Valve Surgery. In 2006, Adam founded HeartValveSurgery.com to educate and empower patients. This award-winning website has helped over 10 million people fight heart valve disease. Adam has been featured by the American Heart Association and The Wall Street Journal.

Adam Pick is a heart valve patient and author of The Patient's Guide To Heart Valve Surgery. In 2006, Adam founded HeartValveSurgery.com to educate and empower patients. This award-winning website has helped over 10 million people fight heart valve disease. Adam has been featured by the American Heart Association and The Wall Street Journal.

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