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Cardiologist: Coronary bypass surgery is commonly performed on patients suffering from coronary artery disease when certain other therapies would be as effective. Besides being relatively inexpensive, these other therapies pose less risk to the patient since they are less intrusive. Bypass surgery is especially debatable for single-vessel disease.

The cardiologist’s statements, if true, most strongly support which one of the following?

(A) Bypass surgery is riskier than all alternative therapies.

(B) Needless bypass surgery is more common today than previously.

(C) Bypass surgery should be performed when more than one vessel is diseased.

(D) Bypass surgery is an especially expensive therapy when used to treat single-vessel disease.

(E) Sometimes there are equally effective alternatives to bypass surgery that involve less risk.
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E has zero cons. The following keywords are fatal.
A - riskier
B - more common
C - should
D - especially expensive

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Cardiologist: Coronary bypass surgery is commonly
performed on patients suffering from coronary
artery disease when certain other therapies would
be as effective. Besides being relatively
inexpensive, these other therapies pose less risk
to the patient since they are less intrusive. Bypass
surgery is especially debatable for single-vessel
disease.
The cardiologist’s statements, if true, most strongly
support which one of the following?
(A) Bypass surgery is riskier than all alternative
therapies.
(B) Needless bypass surgery is more common today
than previously.
(C) Bypass surgery should be performed when more
than one vessel is diseased.
(D) Bypass surgery is an especially expensive
therapy when used to treat single-vessel
disease.
(E) Sometimes there are equally effective
alternatives to bypass surgery that involve less
risk.
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Agree with GMAT1220.
E is the best answer here. The question asks us which og the statemens support the argument, so any neutral option or supporting option could be the right answer

A) Bypass surgery is riskier than all alternative
therapies. This is too much generalization.
(B) Needless bypass surgery is more common today
than previously.The passage never mentions about today
(C) Bypass surgery should be performed when more
than one vessel is diseased.The last sentence does talk about single vessels; however, the word SHOULD is wrong here
(D) Bypass surgery is an especially expensive
therapy when used to treat single-vessel
disease.Not mentioned in the passage
(E) Sometimes there are equally effective
alternatives to bypass surgery that involve less
risk.the onyl alternative that does not hur or weaken the argument. Hence, correct answer
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Agree with heygirl. Neutral tone is the preferred option.
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option D-This option covers almost all aspects of argument inline with conclusion,"beside being inexpensive" i.e. Bypass surgery is considered expensive therapy. But "specially" word in option Vs "debatable" word in argument does not fall under one basket .
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Correct Answer is E

All other options stray away from the central theme of the argument. The argument is about there being other ways that are less expensive and equally effective for Single vessel surgery.

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What about the usage of "some times"...in explaining the effectiveness of the other alternatives...the stimulus didnot mention that other alternatives are effective sometimes...

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Confused between A and E.Option A clearly states that it is riskier than all other surgeries.Does it not echo the cardiologist's statements and thus strengthen it.
Really interested to know what's wrong with A.
E has the word 'sometimes',which I feel sort of makes it slightly less of an option than A.
Experts pls comment.
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New post 14 Nov 2014, 23:09
Is not E re-stated premise from the argument? It's exactly what already mentioned in the argument.
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vjsharma25 wrote:
Cardiologist: Coronary bypass surgery is commonly
performed on patients suffering from coronary
artery disease when certain other therapies would
be as effective. Besides being relatively
inexpensive, these other therapies pose less risk
to the patient since they are less intrusive. Bypass
surgery is especially debatable for single-vessel
disease.
The cardiologist’s statements, if true, most strongly
support which one of the following?
(A) Bypass surgery is riskier than all alternative
therapies.
(B) Needless bypass surgery is more common today
than previously.
(C) Bypass surgery should be performed when more
than one vessel is diseased.
(D) Bypass surgery is an especially expensive
therapy when used to treat single-vessel
disease.
(E) Sometimes there are equally effective
alternatives to bypass surgery that involve less
risk.



A-exaggerated
b,c-ofs
d-"especially expensive" not mentioned
e-correct
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Nice question.
I picked up C :(
Though I understood the explanation given why E is correct, can anyone tell me what are the premises and conclusion. I am not able to distinguish for this question.
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sandeep1756 wrote:
Nice question.
I picked up C :(
Though I understood the explanation given why E is correct, can anyone tell me what are the premises and conclusion. I am not able to distinguish for this question.



Hello Sandeep,

First of all, there is no conclusion in the above passage. Everything that is given is a fact. In short, it is an Inference question.

The statements, if true, support which one of the following - Inference based question (a conclusion is not present)

Which one of the following options must be true for the above argument to be true - Assumption based question (a conclusion is present)

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sandeep1756 wrote:
Nice question.
I picked up C :(
Though I understood the explanation given why E is correct, can anyone tell me what are the premises and conclusion. I am not able to distinguish for this question.



Hello Sandeep,

First of all, there is no conclusion in the above passage. Everything that is given is a fact. In short, it is an Inference question.

The statements, if true, support which one of the following - Inference based question (a conclusion is not present)

Which one of the following options must be true for the above argument to be true - Assumption based question (a conclusion is present)

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Thanks for replying Ashishmathew01081987
Right I read it wrong.. I now caught the error. My bad :(
The question is saying what it strongly supports... I missed it.
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My 2 cents:


A) Bypass surgery is riskier than all alternative
therapies. --> There are certain other alternatives
(B) Needless bypass surgery is more common today
than previously. --> Does not list any time frame reference in the stem
(C) Bypass surgery should be performed when more
than one vessel is diseased. --> Does not list this notion in the argument. Talks about single vessel only. No preference is mentioned when more than one is diseased.
(D) Bypass surgery is an especially expensive
therapy when used to treat single-vessel
disease. --> It is debatable probably because it is more risky. Expense is not mentioned with respect to single-vessel disease.
(E) Sometimes there are equally effective
alternatives to bypass surgery that involve less
risk. --> Correct
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I would opt for answer choice E.

Could someone change the formatting of the question? The current view makes it kinda tricky to read.

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Cardiologist: Coronary bypass surgery is commonly
performed on patients suffering from coronary
artery disease when certain other therapies would
be as effective. Besides being relatively
inexpensive, these other therapies pose less risk
to the patient since they are less intrusive. Bypass
surgery is especially debatable for single-vessel
disease.
The cardiologist’s statements, if true, most strongly
support which one of the following?
(A) Bypass surgery is riskier than all alternative
therapies.
All - is too extreme. We know only about alternatives, that cardiologist talks about, and it is his opinion.
(B) Needless bypass surgery is more common today
than previously.
We do not know anything about previously
(C) Bypass surgery should be performed when more
than one vessel is diseased.
Can not know it
(D) Bypass surgery is an especially expensive
therapy when used to treat single-vessel
disease.
Do not have this information
(E) Sometimes there are equally effective
alternatives to bypass surgery that involve less
risk.
Neutral. Rephrasing the passage. Good.
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