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2011-02-09 01:15:08

Patients who underwent coronary artery bypass graft surgery and had elevated levels of the cardiac enzymes creatine kinase or troponin in the 24 hours following surgery had an associated intermediate and long-term increased risk of death, according to a study in the February 9 issue of JAMA. "About 400,000 coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) procedures are performed annually in the United States, giving public health significance to factors that affect the outcome of these procedures," the...

2011-02-09 01:12:09

Researchers at Mount Sinai School of Medicine have found that even small amounts of damage to heart muscle during coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) is associated with an increased risk of death, even among patients who initially do well following surgery. The study is published in the February 9 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). Small elevations of troponin and creatine phosphokkinase "“ chemicals called enzymes that are released by heart muscle cells...

2011-02-08 07:52:09

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- The day when surgeons pull human veins "off the shelf" for use in life-saving vascular surgeries is now one step closer to reality, according to this study. New research shows the efficacy of tissue-engineered vascular grafts (TEVGs) that are immediately available at the time of surgery and have less potential for infection, obstruction, or clotting. The new technology shows promise in large and small diameter applications, such as for Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG)...

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2011-02-03 05:35:00

Scientists reported on Wednesday that they have successfully grown bio-engineered blood vessels that surgeons could someday take off the shelf and implant into patients, something that could ultimately help people lacking healthy veins for coronary bypass surgery or dialysis. The researchers employed a novel way of using human cells to generate the blood vessels that could allow them to function without triggering a patient's immune response. Furthermore, unlike other engineered vessels,...

2011-02-02 20:56:01

More than 500,000 patients could potentially benefit from this new technology each year The day when a surgeon can pull a new human vein "off the shelf" for use in life-saving vascular surgeries is now one step closer to reality. New research published in the current issue of the journal, Science Translational Medicine, demonstrates the efficacy of tissue-engineered vascular grafts (TEVGs) that are immediately-available at the time of surgery and have decreased potential for infection,...

2011-02-01 07:00:00

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery (ISMICS) today announced the launch of DecisionsoftheHeart.com, a comprehensive resource to help patients with cardiovascular disease (CVD) better understand their condition and be more prepared, educated and active participants in their treatment decisions. The first phase of the website focuses on coronary artery disease (CAD), a type of CVD that affects approximately 17.6...

2011-01-25 16:08:53

An analysis of data on more than 45,000 patients who underwent coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery at an academic medical center over the past 30 years finds that the occurrence of stroke after CABG has declined, despite an increase in risk profiles of patients, according to a study in the January 26 issue of JAMA. Stroke is a devastating and potentially preventable complication of CABG surgery. Because it increasingly is being reserved for elderly patients with extensive coronary...

2011-01-12 16:32:45

According to new study published in the American Journal of Medicine Coronary syndromes vary in severity, ranging from unstable angina, non-ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI), to ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), the most severe diagnosis. Little data exist about changing trends in acute myocardial infarction and whether death rates are increasing or decreasing. In a study published in the January 2011 issue of The American Journal of Medicine, investigators...

2011-01-12 14:03:41

Use of a radial artery (located within the forearm, wrist and hand) graft compared with a saphenous vein (from the leg) graft for coronary artery bypass grafting did not result in improved angiographic patency (the graft being open, unobstructed) one year after the procedure, according to a study in the January 12 issue of JAMA. Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) is one of the most common operations performed, with a database indicating that in the United States, 163,048 patients had CABG...

2011-01-12 07:46:10

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Using the radial artery (within the forearm, wrist, and hand) doesn't appear to be superior to the saphenous vein (from the leg) when performing coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). Using the arm didn't result in improved angiographic patency (the graft being open, unobstructed) one year after the procedure, according to a new study. Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) is one of the most common operations performed, with a database indicating that in the United...


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mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.