Tag Archives: Surgery

Surgery for Blocked Arteries Is Often Unwarranted, Researchers Find

The findings of a large federal study on bypass surgeries and stents call into question the medical care provided to tens of thousands of heart disease patients with blocked coronary arteries, scientists reported at the annual meeting of the American Heart Association on Saturday. The new study found that patients who received drug therapy alone… Read More »

Drug, Alcohol Deaths Soar After Weight-Loss Surgery

THURSDAY, June 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A new study offers some sobering news about weight-loss surgery. People who undergo a gastric bypass procedure called Roux-en-Y are three times more likely than those in the general population to die of drug- or alcohol-related causes, according to researchers at the University of Pittsburgh. The reason isn’t… Read More »