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Cardiology Management

Creating Artificial Blood Vessels

2015 30 Apr

Vienna University of Technology and Vienna Medical University have developed artificial blood vessels from a special elastomer material which has excellent mechanical properties. Arteriosclerotic vascular disorders are one of the most common causes of death in industrialised countries. In many cases, a bypass operation is the only option when blood vessels... Read more

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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

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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

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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 disparities... Read more

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