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A Closer Look (Bypass Breakthrough) #197240

ABC Evening News for Monday, May 28, 2001
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(Studio: Elizabeth Vargas) The American Heart Association's publication of a detailed description of an experimental heart bypass introduced.

(New York: John McKenzie) The new technique featured; scenes shown from the operating table; animated diagram shown to illustrate how blood is "detoured" with a vein becoming ar artery. [Harvard University Medical School Dr. Stephen OESTERLE - comments on using veins as bypass segments.] [American Heart Association Dr. David FAXON - likens the procedure to plumbing.]

(Studio: Elizabeth Vargas) Further coverage of the medical procedure on the ABC Website noted.

McKenzie, John;
Vargas, Elizabeth

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