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Thread #28224   Message #349585
Posted By: Midchuck
01-Dec-00 - 10:12 AM
Thread Name: Help: Good thoughts for Dad
Subject: RE: Help: Good thoughts for Dad
My mom had a triple in her late 70s, and my father-in-law had it in the mid-80s, and they're both in fine shape and active.

My father-in-law is a physician himself, (but not a surgeon). He'd had angina for years, and said he knew he'd need the surgery sooner or later, but he stalled for years because he said he was watching the literature and watching the survival rate go up and up, and waiting until it got up to where he was happy with it.

Obviously, no surgery is risk-free. But the risk on this is evidently 'way down from just a few years ago.