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Optimal Surgery Times After PCI

A Canadian investigation of more than 8,000 patients who underwent major elective non-cardiac surgery and received PCI within 10 years suggests that the earliest optimal time for their surgery is 46 to 180 days after bare-metal...

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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...

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Discharging Patients After Elective PCI

Among Medicare recipients, PCI is one of the most commonly performed cardiac procedures in the United States, with more than 1 million procedures being performed each year. Research has shown that the risks associated with PCI...

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Use of PCI & DES in Older Patients

Results of a large national study of older patients undergoing PCI suggests that those aged 85 or older appear most likely to decline use of drug-eluting stents (DES). However, the investigation showed that DES were associated...

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