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12,000 affected by heart op ban

28th August 2007

A doctor at King's College London has claimed around 12,000 patients will need to have  open heart surgery instead of simple operations, according to new proposals by NICE.

Martyn Thomas, a cardiologist at King's College Hospital, has said the National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence's proposal to ban the use of an operation using stents will mean more complex operations. NICE want to ban the operation because they say there "is a one in five risk of needing a repeat procedure".

 

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