SPOTLIGHT: Coronary Heart Disease

Open heart surgery: Its history and how it is underwritten

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SPOTLIGHT: Coronary Heart Disease

Director of underwriting & claims at VitalityLife puts coronary artery bypass surgery under the microscope

Coronary heart disease (CHD) is a leading cause of death both in the UK and worldwide. It generally affects more men than women, although from the age of 50 the chances of developing the condition are similar for both sexes. Apart from angina pectoris, (chest pain), the main symptoms of CHD are heart attacks and heart failure. It is also sometimes referred to as ischaemic heart disease (IHD). One of the most common treatments for CHD is Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG) or 'Cabbage' as it's...

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