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How effective is multiple arterial coronary artery bypass grafting?

2017 17 Oct

A large, population-based study demonstrates the safety and long-term benefits of multiple arterial grafting (MAG) among patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). In this study of 20,076 consecutive patients with triple-vessel or left-main disease, MAG was associated with significant reductions in long-term mortality and repeated... Read more

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Statin Dose, Timing May Improve Heart Surgery Outcomes

2017 20 Mar

Patients adhering to prescribed statin medication before heart surgery may significantly improve survival following the operation, according to new research published in The Annals of Thoracic Surgery. Patients stop taking certain medications before heart surgery to avoid any adverse health effects. But this study shows that patients should continue... 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... Read more

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Temperature Management During Heart Surgery

2015 03 Aug

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons, the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists, and the American Society of ExtraCorporeal Technology have released clinical practice guidelines to address management of a patient’s temperature during open heart surgery. The guidelines appear in the August issue of  The Annals of Thoracic Surgery. Current strategies... Read more