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Some heart surgery patients skip statin therapy

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Heart disease patients who undergo surgery may be less likely to stick with their cholesterol medication than those treated with drugs alone, a new study finds. Full story

LC head recovering from bypass surgery

Louisiana College President Joe Aguillard is recovering from quadruple bypass heart surgery at Rapides Regional Medical Center. Full story

Studies question heart bypass, angioplasty method

Two new studies could change care for hundreds of thousands of heart patients each year. Full story

Using arm is better for unclogging heart arteries

Doctors may have a better way to do heart diagnostic tests and procedures to open clogged heart arteries. Full story

La. College president to have bypass surgery

A Louisiana College spokeswoman says college president Joe Aguillard (AG-will-ard) will have bypass surgery next week. Full story

Stroke threat after heart surgery on the decline

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Bypass heart surgery is becoming safer, according to doctors who say the risk of stroke in the operating room has been dropping since the late 1980s at their medical center. Full story

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LONDON - JULY 3: Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher watches as the coffin of her husband Sir Denis Thatcher is taken from The Royal Hospital Chapel July 3, 2003 in London, England. Sir Denis died last week at aged 88, following a heart bypass in January 2003.