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Blood Pressure Cuff Before Bypass Surgery Lowers Heart Damage Risk
2013-08-18 03:57:15

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Using a blood pressure cuff on the upper arm of a patient just prior to heart bypass surgery could limit damage of the heart and improve long-term odds of survival, claims new research appearing in Saturday’s edition of The Lancet. The practice is known as “remote ischemic preconditioning,” and according to HealthDay News it involves using the cuff to briefly cut off and then restore blood supply to the arm. Now, researchers...

2013-08-14 12:22:08

In a study that included patients with mitral valve regurgitation due to a condition known as flail mitral valve leaflets, performance of early surgical correction compared with initial medical management was associated with greater long-term survival and lower risk of heart failure, according to a study in the August 14 issue of JAMA. "Degenerative mitral regurgitation [backflow of blood from the left ventricle to the left atrium due to mitral valve insufficiency] is common and can be...

2013-08-14 11:56:21

Mayo Clinic-led international study challenges long-held belief Patients with severe mitral valve regurgitation who are otherwise healthy should have mitral valve repair surgery sooner rather than later, even if they feel no symptoms, a Mayo Clinic-led study by U.S. and European researchers found. The results challenge the long-held belief that it is safer to "watch and wait" until a patient has symptoms, such as shortness of breath. This is the largest study to show that patients who...


Latest Cardiac surgery Reference Libraries

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2010-10-14 16:46:25

The artificial heart, a mechanical heart replacement, is typically used in order to bridge the time to heart transplant or to replace the heart in case a transplant is impossible. Often ventricular assist devices are confused with mechanical hearts because the assist the heart through pumps. They are also different from a cardiopulmonary bypass machine which is an external device used to provide the function of the heart and lungs. CPBs are usually only used for a few hours at a time,...

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