Latest Coronary artery bypass surgery Stories

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...

2012-03-16 16:44:40

Depression increases the risk of death in patients who have a coronary stent implanted. After seven years of follow up, depressed patients were 1.5 times more likely to have died than non-depressed patients. The findings were independent of age, gender, clinical characteristics, anxiety and the distressed (Type D) personality. The research was presented at the 12th Annual Spring Meeting on Cardiovascular Nursing, 16-17 March, in Copenhagen, Denmark. Depression has been associated with...

2012-03-15 00:00:00

New state reports also recognizes performance of four North Shore-LIJ cardiac surgeons, three cardiologists New Hyde Park, NY (PRWEB) March 14, 2012 Newly released state Department of Health (DOH) reports show Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center in New Hyde Park and North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset as having among New York State´s best outcomes for open-heart surgery and percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI). In fact, LIJ was the only hospital in the state to have...

2012-03-14 21:05:05

Coronary artery bypass surgery performed whilst the heart is still beating may carry an increased likelihood of death, according to a systematic review by Cochrane researchers. The researchers suggest beating heart surgery should not be recommended except in specific cases where stopping the heart might be risky. Heart surgery in patients with heart disease caused by narrowed arteries has for many years been performed "on-pump", by stopping the heart and introducing a bypass to...

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