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2012-05-14 21:15:06

Asymptomatic patients who undergo treadmill exercise echocardiography (ExE) after coronary revascularization may be identified as being at high risk but those patients do not appear to have more favorable outcomes with repeated revascularization, according to a report published Online First by Archives of Internal Medicine, a JAMA Network publication. The article is part of the journal's Less is More series. Cardiac events and recurrent ischemia (a temporary shortage of oxygen caused by...

2012-05-02 10:01:17

Cardiothoracic surgeons and endocrinologists from Boston Medical Center (BMC) have found that among patients undergoing coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery, achieving Surgical Care Improvement Project (SCIP) benchmarks for glycemic control may be irrelevant when perioperative continuous insulin infusion protocols are implemented. These findings will be presented at the Annual meeting of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery on May 1 in San Francisco, CA. Currently, 40...

2012-04-03 02:27:40

CHICAGO, April 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Despite treatment guidelines that favor optimal medical therapy, the number of patients hospitalized for coronary revascularization remains steady, according to a study conducted by Cardiac Data Solutions and presented at the recently completed American College of Cardiology 61st Scientific Sessions in Chicago. Approximately 25 million Americans are diagnosed with coronary heart disease (CHD), two million of whom are hospitalized each year. Half of those...

2012-03-29 02:26:18

CHICAGO, March 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Incidences of renal complications, specifically acute renal failure (ARF) and new hemodialysis (HD), continue to increase significantly among Medicare beneficiaries (MB) admitted for percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). While patients admitted with impaired renal function are at increased risk, approximately 10 percent of elective patients will suffer renal complications without prior indicators. These findings warrant more focus on implementation...

Study: Pregnancy Increases Fatal Heart Attack Risk
2012-03-28 07:29:50

Pregnancy raises the risk of fatal heart attacks, even in healthy women without risk factors for heart disease, a new study finds. Furthermore, heart attacks during pregnancy tend to be more severe, lead to more complications, and also occur for different reasons than commonly seen in the non-pregnant general population, suggesting that, in some cases, the standard approach to managing this condition may not always be best, according to research presented Sunday at the American College of...

2012-03-28 00:05:17

Project analyzed data from over 189,000 older adults A new comparative effectiveness study found older adults with stable coronary heart disease (CHD) who underwent bypass surgery had better long-term survival rates than those who underwent a non-surgical procedure to improve blood flow to the heart muscle, also called revascularization. The National Institutes of Health-supported study compared a type of surgery known as coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) with a non-surgical procedure...

2012-03-26 23:41:41

Data provide rationale for choosing technique based on each patient's risk status A large randomized trial comparing bypass surgery done with a heart-lung machine (on pump) and without it (off pump) found no differences in results between techniques overall but some clinically relevant differences, according to research presented today at the American College of Cardiology's 61st Annual Scientific Session. The Scientific Session, the premier cardiovascular medical meeting, brings...

2012-03-26 09:57:46

Researchers from Thomas Jefferson University Hospital discovered that blockages in the right coronary artery and those in bending areas of the coronary artery are the most common places for dissection, a tear in the artery that can occur during balloon angioplasty of the coronary arteries. They will present their findings at the American College of Cardiology annual meeting in Chicago on Saturday, March 24 at 9 AM. A 'controlled tear' is the mechanism by which angioplasty dilates the...