Evidence based medicine: Go beyond the headlines and dig into the data
Labor Day weekend, a young man in his early 50s came into our hospital.
He had multi-vessel coronary artery disease. I sent him in for surgery. Every one of his vessels was blocked. The surgeon came to me and said he couldn’t find enough veins to bypass all the occlusions.
There was an artery in the back of the heart, and he didn’t have any veins left to work with. Let’s sit …