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2013-03-11 15:02:30

The first multicenter study of hybrid revascularization shows that the emerging procedure for treating coronary artery disease has a similar rate of major adverse events in the first year, compared with percutaneous intervention (stenting). Hybrid revascularization is a minimally invasive blend of coronary bypass surgery and stenting. It has been described as a "best of both worlds" strategy for treating multi-vessel coronary artery disease. Surgeons avoid opening the patient's sternum,...

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...

2010-04-15 07:00:00

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., April 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cardica, Inc. (Nasdaq: CRDC) today announced the publication of a study demonstrating that the use of its anastomosis (stapling) devices provides a safe and effective means to connect arterial grafts during beating-heart coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) procedures. The study, which was published in the March/April issue of the official journal of the International Society of Minimally-Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery, Innovations,...

2010-03-15 16:01:25

The left main coronary artery provides most of the blood to the heart, and current guidelines call for patients with blockages in this artery to undergo bypass surgery. Hybrid revascularization is a combination of coronary artery bypass surgery and percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Emory physicians have been performing these procedures "off-pump" in a minimally invasive fashion, without breaking open the chest. This technique is also known as "endo-ACAB" (endoscopic atraumatic...

2009-06-22 16:18:53

 Coronary artery bypass surgery provides long-term benefits for children whose hearts and blood vessels are damaged by Kawasaki disease, Japanese researchers report in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association. Researchers followed 114 people for up to 25 years who had bypass surgery as children or adolescents (ages 1 to 19) to treat Kawasaki disease. The observational study found:The survival rate 25 years after surgery was 95 percent.Cardiac event-free rates 25 years after...

2005-12-01 16:58:38

A team of McMaster researchers has discovered that fat tissue surrounding thoracic arteries may be beneficial in patients undergoing coronary bypass surgery. A study led by Yu-Jing Gao, of the Department of Anesthesia, found that fat surrounding internal thoracic arteries produces a factor that can relax the artery. That finding could lead to an answer to one of the challenges that cardiac surgeons face during coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery. A report on the study was...


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