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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 18, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta II, THI LCTHMIDOI HIULD YOUR HOROSCOPE By JEANE DIXON WEDNESDAY, JAN. It Your birthday today: Orig- inality enters your life pro- grain in all departments thU year, some at the remit of your own inspiration, ttoe reft provoked by anomalous ei- temal condition. Your ca- reer efbrti attract more general Dotte. Today's na- tives usually drift into posi- tions from which they direct the work of others, or teach how it's done. ARIES (Mirth 21-Aprll Some of what you accomplish today brings no immediate re- turn; but enhances your status in the workaday world. TAURUS (April Set a higher value on what you do and what you offer. Get done will) your work as quickly as you can. GEMINI (Miy 21 June Line up the odds and ends of belated deals, correspondence and left over chorea. Clear the deck for vigorous activity coming soon. CANCER (June 21-July A few words will do nicely, but let your people hear you. The things you do just for diversion have a surprising earning po- tential. LEO (July 23-Aug. Put on your finest apparel, use you Uct and persuasive tkUls, pro- mote your pet projects. VIRGO (Aug. 23 Sept 22) Relax, find your most serene mood, project It for social and career successes, Having your prepcratiom all done and your facti straight helps. LIBRA (Sept. ZJ-Oct. 22) Prefer younger associates, Uk the lighter side. Alter you'v completed a reasonable quota of routine (or taking the da find a good show in- party to top the evening. SCORPIO (Oct. ZJ-Nov. 21) Accept an invitation, strut your stuff as the old saying goes there's apt to be a good re- sponse to your demonstration of affection, attraction. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec Be sure any travel or ap pointmeot schedule is clear an definite. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-.Tan With every intention being serious and on the direct Hne, evert the briefest of com merits sets off a chain of conn eal and complex discussions AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb Like as not today's streak of macabre humor intrigues and puzzles you. There's more LAWRENCE E. LAMB, M. D. Heart surgery- can give relief Dear Dr. Lamb read tons of literature on coronary heart disease, but not much can be found about the surgery. Last fall, my husband re- ceived two grails on tire left side of the heart from the sa- .phenous vein in his leg. Re- cent tests show one graft is supplying a lot of blood, and he is doing very well. The oth- er v-ollapsed. He did not re- ceive the mammary artery im- plant. Can you make any com- ments on the surgery? Dear Reader It is great that your husband is doing so well. Many patients have ob- tained relief from this opra- tion. The principle Is to cut out the clogged area in the artery .of the heart and sew in a piece of the patient's vein as a re- placement. There are varia- tions on this, like slitting UK artery and sewing a patch of vein on top ot the split to en- large the opening. This pro- vides an immediate relief to the symptoms of obstructed blood flow. Even improving the blood flow through one artery often helps, because tbe main ar- teries, to the heart are all con- nected into a fine-branching network of arteries. These caa open to detour the blood so that most of ttie heart muscle can get bfcod through one artery if these detour arteries are open. Some people Ere born .vith only one artery. It is too early to know just how successful this type of sur- gery will be on a long-term basis. It takes time and study to find cut if the new graft will stay open. Some studies show that in some patients the graft also develops atherosclerosis the same changes that blockei the artery originally and 'hen the difficulty is back. A similar problem has been observed in transplanting hearts. The arteries to the transplanted heart develop se- vere atherosclerosis in a shor time. Apparently the rejection problem or allergic reaction ti the new heart can also cause atherosclerosis. There are many ways atherosclerosis can be Influenced diet, exercise heredity, tobacco, toxins ant even tile allergicllke immune reactions seen in transplao failures. Hopefully ttiig prob- lem will be minimized in vein transplants taken from the pa tient's own body, but the prob- lem is not wived. Numerous methods have been devised to try to increase the blood flow to the heart ;nus cle. These have included at tadnng the open end of other arteries in the patient's body into tbe heart muscle. Each case different. None of the procedures have been so out- standingly successful over a pe- riod of years to become the an swer to the complex problem of coronary artery disease That is why they haven't been used on a mass scale. The vein transplants seem to offer the best outlook of a series of dif- ferent attempts. Its record Is far superior to the popularized heart transplants. Advice your husbanc should continue to do every- thing he can to minimize ather- osclerosis, that includes diet avoiding cigarettes and sensible activity under his doctor's su- pervision. GOREN ON BRIDGE BY CHARLES H. GORBN le im: m cum TUMI Both vulnerable. North dob. NORTH 4AKQJJ OQ7 JIT WEST EAST AM51 VI OKI CM 114 K1I52 4AQI64 SOUTH 417 O AJtSJ J The bidding: Nvtk Eirt Swtk Weil 1 PlM t 9 PUi 3 V Ptn 4 Tm Pin Pan Opening lead: Deuce o( 4 South bit control at the pronniufi and went down to defeat at four heart! wbM he failed to uncowr tte proper atritegy to cooMr his opponent'! fordof fun. West opened the of clubs, Eut put up the act and returned to) frit, South. ruffing the Mcood rouod with the four of tearta Dc- r-lnrer tested trumps by cashing the ace and thm hiding over to the king. When East discarded a on the second round, South switched his attentions to diamonds by kadJnf tbt queen of that salt Iron dum- my for 4 finesse. MS in with the king and a third round of clubs forced declar- er to rutt and rcductd tb( iatter's boUbf fa trumps to tbt tone queen while West retained tbe jack-ten. An attempt was nude to force Wait by leading me ice and jack of diamonds. but the latter countered by merely discarding a spade M me third diamond. A small diamond now ruffed in dummy u West abed another spade. A belat- ed attempt was made to run tbe