Skip to comments.George W. Bush Undergoes Heart Surgery
Posted on 08/06/2013 7:07:45 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
The office of George W. Bush revealed the former president had heart surgery Tuesday morning.
According to a press release, doctors discovered a blockage in an artery in Bush's heart during the former president's annual physical examination at the Cooper Clinic in Dallas.
Bush agreed to have a stent placed to open the blockage and successfully completed the surgery Tuesday morning without complication at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital.
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Maybe he was funding that regimen with pork, fat, and bear meat, washed down with dairy products from watered stock.
He should donate blood every eight weeks, on a schedule. Lots of people accumulate cholesterol in their arteries. I give mine away, a pint at a time.
and we don't know how they did GWB, only the doctors reporting he HAD HEART SURGERY...
Catheters for stents usually enter through the groin area. Some doctors call it a percutaneous procedure.
I think the distinction for heart surgery is whether they crack open the chest. There's no reason to open the chest to place a catheter. There are optional entry points in the upper body which are percutaneous, too.
The hospital I worked for was a Harvard Medical School teaching hospital...considered to be one of the best in the world.I can assure you that even at the very best hospitals there's no iron clad guarantee that everything will go right.There are very,very few...if any..."sure things" in medicine.
Been there, done that.
If the cardiologist (or surgeon) finds blockage with an angiogram (imaging procedure), then an option is to implant stents. Often, the doctor will ask for permission to implant stents when an angiogram is done.
A catheter is run to the heart and dyes are injected so that X-rays might see blockage.
During this procedure, the catheter may be used to implant a stent.
Putting a stent in the heart may be dangerous is there is a problem (implanted in wrong area).
Most people are familiar with CABG (pronounced cabbage). Doctors and nurses love to use this term for bypass surgery.
This is the bypass surgery. The CABG stands for Coronary Artery Bypass Graft.
This is the surgery where the chest has to be cracked open and the sternum cut in two.
If a doctor messes up a stent, then a surgery may be necessary to correct that (and that is known to happen).
What opening in the groin is accessed without cutting?
FYI.....just a little bit of experience here! My husband is a heart transplant recipient, three years out. He gets annual full heart physicals at OSU, Ross Heart Hospital. This year, they did the heart cath through his wrist. Some doctors, not all, are now doing stents through the wrist as well. This procedure is so much easier, instead of waiting for the groin to close for hours, it cuts that time by 2/3, far less invasive and heals much quicker.
Think large needle.
I was really suprised to hear that Dubya needed a stent. He’s pretty healthy living. Maybe too much Texas beef?
Pretty sure it is....
Friend of mine had a stent put into the top of her heart to open a blockage.
They opened up her groin and threaded the stent & the item which placed it up thru her body.
She was completely under with general anesthetic and woke up in the recovery room.
If that isn’t surgery, What is???
But cutting into someone is surgery.
There is no cutting. The stent is usually inserted by catheter through the groin area, up the artery to the heart.””’
The definately is an INCISION in the groin area-—they certainly are NOT going in thru the rectum & bowel or thru the bladder & kidney!!!
They have to get to a main artery which passes thru the groin area.
I don’t get where you don’t think this is surgery.
HUH???? I had a deep mole removed and they call THAT surgery.
It is called a surgery because the function was performed by a surgeon instead of a mechanic.
further proof to the noodleheads that both W and Cheney did have hearts after all. ;-]
Really? Is there a porthole there?
Thanks for the ping. Prayers up for him and his family. He may find that he feels better than he has in a long time, without even realizing that he wasn’t feeling as well as he might. I’m glad they found this on a routine physical before it did serious damage.
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