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Using a blood pressure cuff on the upper arm of a patient just prior to heart bypass surgery could limit damage of the heart and improve long-term odds of survival, claims new research appearing in Saturday’s edition of The Lancet.
Delirium is common after cardiac surgery and may be associated with long-term changes in cognitive function. Delirium causes a state of confusion and disorganization of behavior in patients.
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.
Coronary artery bypass surgery performed whilst the heart is still beating may carry an increased likelihood of death.
A collaborative team of researchers at Children’s National Medical Center are making progress in understanding how to protect infants needing cardiac surgery from white matter injury, which impacts the nervous system.
Persistent depression symptoms may be associated with significantly greater declines in cognitive performance in older patients with coronary artery disease who underwent cardiac catheterization.
Despite current guidelines discouraging percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI; procedures such as balloon angioplasty or stent placement used to open narrowed coronary arteries) being performed at centers without on-site cardiac surgery capability, an analysis of previous studies finds that PCIs at these centers are not associated with a higher incidence of in-hospital death or emergency coronary artery bypass surgery compared to PCIs at centers with on-site surgery.
Duke University Medical Center researchers have found a genetic variant that seems to be associated with lower five-year survival after a coronary artery bypass.
Between 2001 and 2008, the annual rate of coronary artery bypass graft surgeries performed in the United States decreased by more than 30 percent, but rates of percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI; procedures such as balloon angioplasty or stent placement used to open narrowed coronary arteries) did not change significantly.
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