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Adherence to Medical Therapy, Better Heart Surgery Outcomes

2016 24 Oct

According to a study carried out by researchers at Columbia University, New York, adherence to prescribed medical therapy after coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) or percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is associated with a significantly better long-term patient outcome.  Past research has compared outcomes of people who have had CABG or PCI and... Read more

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Statins Before Heart Surgery Reduce Complications

2016 12 Jan

A review article to be published in The Annals of Thoracic Surgery suggests the use of statins before and after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery. The drugs are believed to reduce cardiac complications, such as atrial fibrillation, following surgery as well as the risk of death during and after surgery.Some of the key points of the review... Read more

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CABG Improves Survival in Diabetic Patients with Heart Disease

2015 02 Apr

According to an article in The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, in diabetic patients with heart disease, coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery is better than stenting (percutaneous coronary intervention, PCI) at improving their long-term survival and reducing the risk of adverse complications.  Diabetic patients are two to four times more likely... Read more

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Anaesthesia Has Major Impact on CABG Surgery Risks

2015 05 Mar

For patients undergoing coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery, according to researchers, the anaesthesiologist managing the procedure can have a major impact on the risk of adverse outcomes. The study found "substantial variability" in death or major complications across anaesthesiologists, with close to a twofold difference in risk for CABG patients... Read more

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ESC 2014: New Myocardial Revascularisation Guidelines

2014 02 Sep

One of the most important treatment principles in cardiology includes myocardial revascularisation by percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) or surgical placement of coronary artery bypass grafts (CABG). However, in order to use these principles effectively, it is important to identify patients who require revascularisation as well as accurately select... Read more

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Angioplasty and Bypass Surgery - Comparable Results for Quality of Life in Diabetes Patients

2013 17 Oct

A new study published in the October 16 issue of JAMA reveals that coronary artery bypass graft surgery treatment for diabetes mellitus patients suffering from multivessel coronary artery disease provided a slightly improved health status and quality of life between 6 months and 2 years. This is compared to treatment with drug-eluting stents, however... Read more

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