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2011-10-24 16:00:23

Simulation -- like that used for pilot training -- replicates real-life scenarios, improves cardiac surgical training results Residents in cardiac surgery who receive extra training on a take-home simulator do a better job once they get into the operating room, Dr. Buu-Khanh Lam today told the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress 2011, co-hosted by the Heart and Stroke Foundation and the Canadian Cardiovascular Society. Dr. Lam and a multidisciplinary surgical team developed a kit —...

Gastric Bypass Patients Influence Family Members
2011-10-18 12:55:52

Researchers found that having an obese family member undergo gastric bypass surgery helps influence other family members to adopt a healthier lifestyle. Researchers observed the weight and lifestyle changes of patients who underwent gastric bypass surgery and their family members. The study included 85 participants, 35 bariatric surgery patients, 35 adult family members and 15 children. The team found that the weight loss in patients a year after surgery was typical for those who...

2011-10-11 14:03:02

New highly sensitive technique gives better clues to future cardiac events in heart patients A new non-invasive technique for measuring how well the heart and blood vessels function in patients already suffering from coronary artery disease could, in a single test, identify which abnormally narrowed blood vessels are the most likely to lead to further cardiovascular complications. According to Dr. Aaron So, at Lawson Health Research Institute and Robarts Research Institute in London,...

2011-10-04 18:30:44

Patients discharged the same day they undergo coronary artery stenting do just as well as patients hospitalized overnight for observation, according to researchers at Duke University Medical Center. And yet, they say, same-day discharge is rarely used. More than 1 million coronary stent procedures are performed each year, making the procedure, known technically as Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI), one of the most common in the U.S. The associated risks — heart attack,...

2011-10-03 12:22:44

Small bypass vessels which act as a 'back-up system' for the heart's main arteries play a significant role in reducing the mortality of patients with coronary artery disease, according to new research. Researchers from UCL, University of Bern, Yale University and other international collaborators examined the role of natural bypass vessels called coronary collaterals in patients with blocked arteries. The study, published online today in the European Heart Journal, shows that patients...

2011-09-28 14:13:37

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have identified the first genetic variant associated with severity of coronary artery disease in patients with type 2 diabetes. Though this variant is not likely the cause of more severe coronary disease, the researchers say, it implicates a gene that could be. Such a gene has promise as a future target for treating coronary artery disease in diabetic patients. “There is a knowledge gap in our understanding of...

2011-09-27 17:48:18

Surgeons from Boston Medical Center (BMC) have found that in diabetic patients undergoing coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery, aggressive glycemic control does not result in any significant improvement of clinical outcomes as compared with moderate control. The findings, which appear in this month's issue of Annals of Surgery, also found the incidence of hypoglycemic events increased with aggressive glycemic control. Currently, 40 percent of all patients undergoing CABG suffer from...

2011-09-27 12:10:31

Plaque disruption is origin of less common type of myocardial infarction in women without significant obstructive coronary artery disease Researchers at the Cardiac & Vascular Institute at NYU Langone Medical Center have identified a hidden culprit in the battle against women's heart disease. Plaque disruption, a rupture or ulceration of cholesterol plaque in a coronary artery, has been discovered as the mechanism behind myocardial infarction (heart attack) in some women without...

2011-09-27 05:42:03

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Could your genes prevent coronary artery disease (CAD) and heart attack? Scientists are saying yes. About 13 million people in the United States have coronary artery disease. It is the number one killer of both men and women. Now, an international consortium of scientists are reporting the discovery of five new genes that affect the risk of developing coronary artery disease (CAD) and heart attacks. According to the study the identification of the roles of...


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