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REPORTER: Bill Kurtis
(NYC) [Jerry MOORE - recalls heart attack.] Use of balloon catheter in treatment of some heart diseases examined; scientific name for treatment mentioned. [Dr. Andreas GRUNZIG - notes advantages of treatment.] [American College of physicians spokesperson Sanford SWARTZ - notes organization's concern over procedure. ] Frequent use of coronary bypass surgery as traditional treatment noted. [Dr. Gerald AUSTIN - notes unanswered questions about balloon catheter.] Econ. implications of catheter surgery outlined on screen. [GRUNZIG - notes advantages of procedure.] [AUSTIN - responds.] [PATIENTS - comment.] California said only state Blue Cross/Blue Shield recognizes balloon catheter as standard procedure. [GRUNZIG - hopes to delay surgery.]
REPORTER: Charles Crawford
- Crawford, Charles;
- Kurtis, Bill
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