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Cardiology Management

Beta-Blockers: No Improved Outcomes for Heart Bypass Patients

2014 18 Jun

A new retrospective analysis of patient data suggests that the preoperative use of beta-blockers does not improve outcomes for all patients who undergo nonemergency coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery. Patients who had not experienced a heart attack in the three weeks prior to surgery, and who did not exhibit other high-risk symptoms, had... Read more

Cardiology Management

Postoperative Kidney Injury Less Likely In ‘Off-Pump’ Heart Bypass Patients

2014 02 Jun

Patients requiring coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) operations may be less likely to incur acute postoperative kidney injuries when they are not put on a heart-lung machine (off-pump procedure). However, kidney function one year after surgery is not better preserved compared to on-pump patients. These findings are reported in JAMA’s June 4 issue... Read more