“…as Americans get more obese and live longer, heart surgeries are increasing.
‘As you get older, all the things that take your life present themselves.’
The surgeons said they will use an ‘off the pump’ style of operating. That means the heart will continue to beat during the open heart surgery, instead of hooking a patient up to a machine.
Along with the heart surgery, the surgeons said they were looking forward to the possibility of eventually performing vascular surgery for patients with lung cancer.”