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2nd Excellence in Cardiac Care Congress

2017 10 Nov

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ESC Congress 2016 Programme

2016 12 Feb

The pre-arranged scientific programme for ESC Congress 2016 is now online. The world’s largest and most influential cardiovascular event will convene in Rome, Italy, for the first time. The five day congress will be held 27 to 31 August at the Fiera di Roma and is expected to attract more than 30,000 cardiovascular professionals and journalists... Read more

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Post-Operative Atrial Fibrillation Increases Risk of Heart Attack, Stroke

2015 22 May

A Loyola University Medical Center study has found that post-operative atrial fibrillation (POAF) can increase the risk of heart attack or stroke during the first 12 months after surgery. The findings have been reported in the Journal of Urology. While previous studies have found that POAF occurs in around 3 to 12.3 percent of major non-cardiac surgeries,... Read more

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Study: Perioperative AF Impacts Stroke Risk

2014 12 Aug

Patients experiencing atrial fibrillation (AF) while hospitalised for surgery have an increased long-term risk of ischemic stroke, more so following noncardiac surgery, according to results of a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) . Data show that AF and flutter affect some 33 million people around the world.... Read more

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Stroke History Increases Risks Of Non-Cardiac Surgery

2014 15 Jul

People who undergo elective surgery for non-cardiac procedures have an elevated risk of major heart-related complications if they have previously suffered a stroke. Outcomes are worse for patients whose stroke occurred fewer than nine months prior to surgery. Danish researchers discovered the association between major adverse cardiovascular events... Read more

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Study: Defibrillator Testing Prior to ICD Procedure Unnecessary

2014 14 May

According to new research from McMaster University to be presented at the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) in San Francisco this week, a commonly performed test conducted during certain types of cardiac surgery does not provide any assistance and may even be potentially harmful. The test in question is Defibrillator Testing (DT), conducted on patients... Read more

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Promising New Heart Valve Robotic Reconstruction Technique Presented

2014 29 Jan

Infective endocarditis is a potentially fatal bacterial disease of the heart which frequently affects the heart's tricuspid valve, often resulting in permanent tissue damage.  A pioneering new reconstructive technique, in which the valve is repaired with a bioscaffold on which new tissue can grow, has proven promising and has given a new lease... Read more

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Cardiac Surgery Outcomes Highlight Racial Disparities Linked to Hospital Quality

2014 10 Jan

According to a recently released study by Govind Rangrass, M.D. and colleagues of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery outcomes indicated the prevalence of racial disparities. Several factors, among them hospital quality, were associated with the findings. According to the study background, racial... Read more

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TAVI a Good Therapeutic Option in Very Elderly Patients

2014 08 Jan

According to a study published in the January 2014 issue of The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is emerging as an effective alternative to surgical aortic valve replacement (AVR) for the treatment of aortic stenosis in very elderly patients, including those age 85 years and older.  As the global population... Read more