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By M. Preiss,M. Grapow,P. Buser,H.-R. Zerkowski,C. Conti

CARLO CONTI you're at the present time confronting delicate questions about the topic of "Cardiac surgical procedure and middle illnesses in previous age" and that i congratulate you in this. it's a courageous and demanding step to debate this multifaceted query which calls for a solution and a proof from many views: From a clinical point of view, there's the query of the clinical feasibility and sturdiness of remedy. From an financial attitude we ask ourselves no matter if we will pay for every little thing that's medically possible. From the patient's standpoint there's the valid de­ sire and the justified don't need to to depart whatever untried that would serve to maintain or enhance the standard of lifestyles. the moral point of view: is what's possible quite fascinating? should still every little thing be performed just because it may be performed? Is it ethically appropriate to set an age restrict on an opera­ tion that during all chance will produce an development within the caliber of existence? And if this is the case, the place does this restrict lie? under it surgical procedure is "worthwhile" yet above it's not? No­ one amongst seriousness and with a fresh moral sense may want to draw this line randomly or arbitrarily. That ap­ pears to us - fairly rightly - morally unacceptable. The medical professionals' viewpoint: they're obliged by means of the Hippo­ cratic oath in precept to hold out all of the remedies which are indicated and conform to the foundations of the artwork of med­ ICIne.

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