Heart Surgeon Pioneer Dr. DeBakey Dies At Age 99

July 12, 2008

Pioneering heart surgeon Dr. Michael DeBakey died at the age of 99 on Friday due to natural causes...Washington (ChattahBox) – Pioneering heart surgeon Dr. Michael DeBakey died at the age of 99 on Friday due to natural causes.

He is best known for the development of bypass surgery, as well as the creation of many medical tools, the development of artificial hearts, heart pumps, and more.

He died on Friday at the Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas.

Dr. DeBakey treated several world leaders, as well as several international celebrities during his time.

For generations, he improved the life of many and will always be remembered for that very reason.

He was even recently treated with his own surgical procedure he developed to help with his heart problems.


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