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Avoiding Readmission After CABG

Researchers from New York suggest that readmissions after CABG may be reduced through careful postoperative surveillance for risk factors and frequent causes of readmission. The study team found that cardiac and pulmonary...

Annuloplasty Plus CABG Helpful in Mitral Regurgitation

When compared with CABG alone, CABG plus mitral annuloplasty in patients with moderate ischemic mitral regurgitation appears to have multiple benefits, according to findings from a small study. When compared with CABG alone, the...

Exercise Testing After PCI

Recurrent ischemia and cardiac events are common after PCI and CABG, signifying that coronary artery disease may still be progressing. Guidelines from the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association suggest...

Mortality Rates Similar for CABG Procedures

Among patients undergoing CABG, open vein-graft harvesting and endoscopic harvesting appear to have similar mortality rates. An observational study of more than 235,000 Medicare patients found long-term mortality rates of 13.2%...

A New Guide for Revascularizing Patients With CAD

In the December 6, 2011 Journal of the American College of Cardiology, the American College of Cardiology Foundation (ACCF) and the American Heart Association (AHA) published guidelines on the management of patients undergoing...

Tailoring Antiplatelet Treatment

Important advances have occurred in our understanding of the platelets’ role in arterial thrombosis. These advances have enabled the development of new antiplatelet therapies. Clinical trials have demonstrated the benefit of...

Revised Guidelines for Evidence-Based PCI

Over the last decade, significant advances and innovations have rapidly evolved in the use of PCI for patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). The American College of Cardiology (ACC)/American Heart Association (AHA),...

ACC.12 Highlights for Surgeons

New research was recently presented at ACC.12, the annual scientific meeting of the American College of Cardiology, from March 24-27 in Chicago. The features below highlight just some of the studies that emerged from the meeting...

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