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The YOU: Staying Young program even kept Frank from having major heart surgery. Four months into the plan, he went to his doctor about a pain in his back. While there, they discovered severe blockages in three of his heart's arteries.

Frank's cardiologist called Dr. Oz, telling him Frank needed to have open-heart surgery. "Normally someone like Frank—'three months ago Frank'—would have had heart surgery. I would have operated on Frank. He was a diabetic, he was hypertensive, he had high cholesterol. I didn't trust he would take care of those risk factors. So I knew the odds were so strong he would have a heart attack and die. I couldn't afford to let it go any further."

Now that Frank has a healthier lifestyle, Dr. Oz advised the cardiologist not to do the open-heart surgery and instead implant a stent to keep the blocked arteries open.
FROM: Dr. Oz on Aging: How to Turn Back Time, Part 2
Published on January 01, 2006
As a reminder, always consult your doctor for medical advice and treatment before starting any program.


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