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2011-12-14 02:20:56

Contrary to current guidelines, Mayo Clinic researchers have found that elective or primary (in patients who have had heart attacks) angioplasties performed at centers without on-site cardiac surgery capabilities pose no increased risk for patient death or emergency bypass surgery. Results of the study were published in today's Journal of the American Medical Association and have implications for how care can be delivered to heart attack patients and for performance of angioplasties at...

2011-12-14 02:18:12

Despite current guidelines discouraging percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI; procedures such as balloon angioplasty or stent placement used to open narrowed coronary arteries) being performed at centers without on-site cardiac surgery capability, an analysis of previous studies finds that PCIs at these centers are not associated with a higher incidence of in-hospital death or emergency coronary artery bypass surgery compared to PCIs at centers with on-site surgery, according to an...

2011-12-12 22:20:00

Physician preferences and hospital characteristics influence the type of procedures performed on blockages of the heart, leading to significant variations in rates of bypass, stent or angioplasty procedures, found an article in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). There is significant variation in the ratio of percutaneous coronary interventions to coronary artery bypass graft surgeries (PCI:CABG ratio). Both procedures are performed to address blockages of coronary arteries. PCI...

2011-12-08 21:18:10

A new method for measuring narrowing in the arteries of the heart may allow patients to be assessed for a stent without having to take a drug with unpleasant side effects. In England, it is estimated that one in seven men and one in 12 women over the age of 65 experience chest pain called angina caused by narrowing of the arteries in the heart. Around 60,000 such patients a year are fitted with a coronary stent — a wire mesh tube that acts as a scaffold to keep open arteries that...

2011-12-06 06:50:49

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the U.S., but that doesn´t mean heart disease is the same when it comes to the opposite sex. According to a new study on coronary CT angiography (CTA), a noninvasive test to assess the coronary arteries for blockages, coronary artery disease, which is caused by a build-up of fat and other substances that form plaque on vessel walls, is different for men and women. Researchers at the...

Heart Attack Risk Differs Between Sexes
2011-12-01 06:30:48

Findings on coronary CT angiography (CTA), a noninvasive test to assess the coronary arteries for blockages, show different risk scenarios for men and women, according to a study presented Nov. 30 at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). Coronary artery disease (CAD) is a narrowing of the blood vessels that supply blood and oxygen to the heart. It is caused by a build-up of fat and other substances that form plaque on vessel walls. According to the Centers for Disease Control...

2011-11-23 19:00:00

When it comes to the treatment of cardiovascular disease, Allegheny General Hospital (AGH) is one of the nationâs preeminent medical centers based on overall quality and patient outcomes, according to a new report by leading healthcare industry analyst Thomson Reuters. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) November 23, 2011 When it comes to the treatment of cardiovascular disease, Allegheny General Hospital (AGH) is one of the nationâs preeminent medical centers based on overall...


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