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Women Keep the Beat

If you are a woman and a team of heart specialists has recommended bypass surgery to treat your coronary artery disease, then now is the time for you to learn why women should keep the beat. All women undergoing bypass surgery are candidates for beating heart surgery, regardless of otherwise good health. You only have one heart – treat it right.

Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the leading cause of death in men and women in the United States.

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Overwhelming evidence shows that women treated with beating heart surgery have significantly better outcomes.

Treatment Options

Once you’ve identified a beating heart surgeon, you should ask him/her the following three questions.

Questions to ask

Decisions of the Heart is designed to educate patients and their loved ones about coronary artery disease and their treatment options while empowering patients to speak with their comprehensive heart team about the best treatment option for their disease.