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Cardiology Management

Congenital Heart Surgery: High-Quality Hospitals Offer Lowest-Cost Care

2014 28 Nov

A new study has found that US children’s hospitals providing the highest-quality care for children undergoing heart surgery also appear to deliver care most efficiently at a low cost. The study, led by the University of Michigan, covered 30,670 heart surgery patients aged 0-18 years across 27 different hospitals. The findings were presented at the American... Read more

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Reducing Surgical Site Infections after Heart Surgeries

2014 29 Jul

One of the most common postoperative complications seen after open heart surgeries is an infection at the surgical site. The infection can develop in the surgical wound of either the patient's sternum or leg. It is believed that surgical site infections (SSIs) affect 2 to 20% of coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) procedures and can be devastating... 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