• ​James Haneman, 63 years old lawyer

  • 15 year partner in established New York law firm

  • Married, 2 children and 4 grandchildren

  • Active life-style: squash, tennis, skiing

  • In 1989: routine Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG)

  • Postop: memory problems

  • Surgeons strategy: wait & see, should resolve in 1-2 months

  • 2 years later: James still suffered severe memory loss

  • James forced to quit law practice

New York Times September 19, 2000​