ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 29, 1987
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(NYC: Dr. Tim Johnson) Use of balloon angioplasty as alternative to surgery for heart disease reported; details given, scenes shown. Treatment of heart disease patient Roger Lawrence at Emory Univ. hospital featured. [LAWRENCE - discusses options of surgery or angioplasty.] Angioplasty procedures detailed; scenes shown. [Cardiologist Dr. Richard MYLER - questions number of procedures.] [Heart surgeon Dr. Ellis JONES - discusses 2 choices.] Concern over use of angioplasties on patients who used to be treated with drugs alone reported [Cardiologist Dr. Roman DeSANCTIS - discusses angioplasty.] Use of space age technology in angioplasty procedures reported; details given, scenes shown of use of laser heat to prevent reblockage of heart.
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