Dr Malik comments:
So former president George W Bush has a stent. Unlike the commentary linked to this Fox News piece, I am not certain that a stent would make the president live longer. Routine medical check ups can spot early disease. What to do with it afterwards is in question. There has been a lot of comment on whether a stent was really needed. Aspirin-yes; statins-yes. As he was said to be fitter than “some Navy Seals” it may be that his doctors could not resist making the narrowing look prettier with a stent. It is unlikely that they have helped him live longer.
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