Bypassing The Open Heart

If you needed to have bypass surgery, wouldn't you prefer a procedure that didn't require opening up your chest or stopping your heartbeat? Such a revolutionary process, which requires only a three-inch incision between your ribs, means fewer risks and complications, says Dr. Valamanur A. Subramanian, chairman of the Surgery Dept. at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York, who pioneered the technique. The procedure requires a shorter hospital stay and costs much less, he adds.

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