NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 21, 1984
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
(Seattle, WA) Findings of federal government study on coronary bypass surgery examined; number such operations performed in United States annually and their average cost outlined on screen. Study's conclusion that most bypass surgery is unnecessary discussed. [Dr. Lloyd FISHER - doesn't believe bypass surgery necessarily prolongs life in heart disease victims.] [Dr. Denton COOLEY - explains reluctance to rely solely on drugs for treating bypass conds.] General conclusions of University of Washington researchers outlined.
REPORTER: Robert Bazell
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