Month: January 2014

STS 2014: Preventing SSIs in CABG

The Particulars: Surgical site infections (SSIs) can increase mortality, readmission rates, lengths of stay, and costs when compared with no SSIs. Investigators report that there is a need to reduce the rate of SSIs after...

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STS 2014: TAVR Availability Improves Outcomes

The Particulars: Recently, transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) became a commercially available treatment for aortic stenosis in the United States. Little is known about the impact that TAVR has had on the overall...

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