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Better Test on Chest Pain - by: Lesley Dobson,SAGA

A cardiac enzyme test is one of the first tools that doctors use to check whether you’ve had a heart attack. What they’re looking for are troponins - a type of protein - in the blood. ...

Benefits of Weight-Loss Surgery May Outweigh Risks for Some - Experts Say - by: Robert Preidt,Business Week

MONDAY, March 14 (HealthDay News) -- The benefits of bariatric (weight loss) surgery may outweigh the risks for some severely obese people, according to a new scientific statement from the America...

Angioplasties: Hospital and Cardiologist Are Keys - by: Simeon Margolis, M.D., Ph.D,Yahoo

Hospitals with onsite surgical backup are the preferred site for elective angioplasty procedures, according to guidelines from the American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association, and t...

Operation Vacation-Big Savings Have More Overseas Travelers Mixing Surgery With Sightseeing - by: Cindy Loose,Washington Post

On learning he needed heart surgery last spring, Larry Shaw's first question was: How much?  The surgeon's fee, between $1,500 and $2,000, was within Shaw's means as a self-insured bu...

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