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January 26, 2006

Heart Surgery Drug Aprotinin Doubles a Patient's Risk of Kidney Failure

A popular drug given to more than a million people since 1993 to limit blood loss during heart surgery doubles a patient's risk of kidney failure and substantially increases the risk of a heart attack, a major study has found.

The research, being published today in the New England Journal of Medicine with a supportive editorial and commentary, concluded that use of the drug -- Bayer Corp.'s aprotinin -- causes more than 11,000 patients worldwide to need kidney dialysis each year. (Washington Post)

March 08, 2005

Bill Clinton Surgery

"Former President Clinton, who underwent quadruple bypass surgery in September, will undergo a medical procedure this week to remove fluid and scar tissue from his left chest."

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September 11, 2004

Clinton Syndrome, Clinton Released

"Hospitals around the United States are seeing an epidemic of "Clinton syndrome" as worried, middle-aged men take the former president’s heart problems to heart and rush to get their own checked."

"Former President Bill Clinton has been released from a New York City hospital, four days after undergoing successful heart bypass surgery."

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September 06, 2004

Clinton's Surgery Successful, Heart Disease in Asia

Bill Clinton had a successful quadruple heart bypass operation and is right now recovering normally.

"Data show increased numbers of people in Asia who smoke, suffer from diabetes, high cholesterol and hypertension will thrust Asian nations into epidemic levels of heart disease in the next two decades."

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September 03, 2004

Bill Clinton to Undergo Heart Surgery, Noise Linked to Heart Attacks

"Former president Bill Clinton, after experiencing chest pains, is to have heart surgery for a quadruple bypass, media reports said Friday."

"Chronic noise exposure may increase your risk of heart attack, according to German researchers who interviewed more than 4,000 heart attack patients admitted to Berlin hospitals between 1998 and 2001."

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