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George W. Bush Undergoes Heart Surgery
NBCDFW ^ | 08/06/2013 | Greg Janda

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at nbcdfw.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: bush43; dubya; georgewbush; heartsurgery
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1 posted on 08/06/2013 7:07:45 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Placing a stent is not surgery.


2 posted on 08/06/2013 7:10:22 AM PDT by Gamecock (Member: NAACAC)
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To: Gamecock

I know. I’m not allowed to change the title though.


3 posted on 08/06/2013 7:11:52 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: Gamecock

So how do they get it in? Through his nose?

It’s surgery because it is an invasive process. It’s not open heart surgery. But cutting into someone is surgery.


4 posted on 08/06/2013 7:11:53 AM PDT by Vermont Lt (Does anybody really know what time it is? Does anybody really care?)
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To: SeekAndFind

Prayers for this good man to have a rapid and complete recovery...and no more problems with this issue! God bless him and Laura!


5 posted on 08/06/2013 7:23:20 AM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos! Thank you David, Michael, Chris Txradioguy, JJ, CMS, & ALL of you heroes!)
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To: snugs; Kaslin; DollyCali; silent_jonny; daisyscarlett; Carolinamom; SoCalPol; DrDeb; MJY1288; ...

GW prayer ping!


6 posted on 08/06/2013 7:26:57 AM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos! Thank you David, Michael, Chris Txradioguy, JJ, CMS, & ALL of you heroes!)
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To: SeekAndFind

I had 3 stents implanted a while ago and doing fine. The doctors told my my body had created one of it’s own to bypass a problem. Interesting.


7 posted on 08/06/2013 7:29:26 AM PDT by McGruff (I need a new party.)
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To: Gamecock
Placing a stent is not surgery.

Poppycock. What is your personal definition of surgery?

8 posted on 08/06/2013 7:30:12 AM PDT by NautiNurse (That is retarted, Sir.)
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To: McGruff

My sister’s heart “grew a bypass” as well. God created an amazing system, huh?


9 posted on 08/06/2013 7:32:13 AM PDT by 5thGenTexan
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To: Vermont Lt

“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.


10 posted on 08/06/2013 7:35:49 AM PDT by Mashood
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To: Vermont Lt

While I’m personally inclined to agree with you, the last time I had a stent put in they (the Cardiologist, other doc and nurses) said it was a ‘procedure’ and not a ‘surgery’. I’m not sure what the distinction is.

They can call it whatever they want, as long as I’m feeling better when they’re done.

All of that said- it’s not that difficult to go through. Hope he didn’t have a heart attack to put him on the table like a lot of us do.


11 posted on 08/06/2013 7:36:15 AM PDT by Riley (The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column.)
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To: Gamecock

“Placing a stent is not surgery.”

Indeed. It’s a procedure. But everyone should know by now that reporters don’t actually KNOW anything about what they huff and puff about.


12 posted on 08/06/2013 7:36:38 AM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: LUV W

Prayers up!


13 posted on 08/06/2013 7:37:18 AM PDT by left that other site (You Shall Know the Truth, and the Truth Shall Set You Free...John 8:32)
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To: Gamecock

I beg to differ with you...what would you call the procedure?

any time a person is sedated and unaware...it is medically called surgery..I have lived with a heart diseased person for 52 years...a quad bypass, and stents number of times, and now his second defibrillator is implanted...they have come a long way with caring for the heart...how thankful we who have endured this know...

this morning my brother in law just was released from hospital after having two stents implanted...a family of eight males, all with heart disease...inherited from both sides of the family...

we wish GWB the best..he is a strong willed man and will do well..


14 posted on 08/06/2013 7:39:05 AM PDT by haircutter
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To: Mashood
my husbands stents didn't go through a catheter, they did go into the groin area with an incision ..

and we don't know how they did GWB, only the doctors reporting he HAD HEART SURGERY...

15 posted on 08/06/2013 7:43:48 AM PDT by haircutter
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To: haircutter

No need to cut for one stent (preventative).


16 posted on 08/06/2013 7:49:39 AM PDT by Mashood
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To: Gamecock
Placing a stent is not surgery.

It's an invasive,and not fool-proof,procedure.I have a saying that I picked up after having worked in a hospital for 20 years...."minor surgery is surgery done on someone else".

17 posted on 08/06/2013 7:50:46 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (If Obama Had A City It Would Look Like Detroit.)
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To: SeekAndFind

This is a surprise given the former president’s regimen for exercise and outdoor work.


18 posted on 08/06/2013 7:53:19 AM PDT by CedarDave (Trayvon Martin history: The MS media is in love with burglars and thugs in training.)
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To: Gay State Conservative
and not fool-proof

Our neighbor's mom stroked out during an angiogram; left her with very poor vision for the rest of her life.

19 posted on 08/06/2013 8:00:19 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (Carlos Danger for mayor....NYC deserves him)
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To: Mashood

The worst part is the twelve hours of total immobility following that little groin incision into the artery.


20 posted on 08/06/2013 8:03:11 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (Carlos Danger for mayor....NYC deserves him)
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