George W. Bush's Recent Heart Problems More Dangerous Than Generally Believed

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    Oct 11, 2013 10:37 PM GMT
    Here's some red meat for you liberal dogs to devour. icon_biggrin.gif

    George W. Bush's Close Call
    His recent heart problems were far more dangerous than generally believed -- potentially life-threatening, in fact.

    Sources familiar with the former president's medical situation told National Journal that a major blockage in a coronary artery discovered during Bush's annual physical exam in August had almost completely shut off blood flow to one of his heart chambers.

    "He was more than 95% occluded," an authoritative source said. "With a blockage like that in a main artery you're supposed to die. He was pretty lucky they caught it."
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    Oct 11, 2013 10:50 PM GMT
    Another point of view:

    Vinay Prasad is chief fellow of medical oncology at the National Cancer Institute and the National Institutes of Health. Adam Cifu is a professor of medicine at the University of Chicago.

    Former president George W. Bush, widely regarded as a model of physical fitness, received a coronary artery stent on Tuesday. Few facts are known about the case, but what is known suggests the procedure was unnecessary.