Surgery

Reports of high-impact surgery studies by medical professionals

Tranexamic acid reduces bleeding risk during coronary artery surgery: The ATACAS trial

1. Tranexamic acid demonstrated a significantly lower risk of bleeding complications and transfusion requirements compared to placebo in patients undergoing coronary artery surgery. 2. There...

Ticagrelor and clopidogrel similar in preventing cardiovascular events in PAD: The EUCLID trial

1. In patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD), there were no significant differences between ticagrelor and clopidogrel therapy in terms of the risk of...

Bundled payment system for joint replacement may reduce costs

1. In this cross-sectional study conducted at a large health care system in San Antonio, TX, bundled payments for joint replacement procedures were associated...

No significant difference found at 5-year follow-up between bilateral and single CABG: The ART...

1. At 5-years of follow-up, there were no significant differences in the rates of mortality and cardiovascular outcomes when comparing patients treated with bilateral...

Survivorship trends for children and young adults with congenital heart disease

1. Based on a Swedish registry, survivorship for children and young adults with congenital heart disease (CHD) improved for children since 1970, with the...

Perioperative statin use may reduce complications and mortality in non-cardiac surgery

1. In this propensity-matched retrospective cohort study, perioperative statin use was associated with reduced risk of 30-day mortality and risk of postoperative complications. 2. Sub-analyses...

Long-term outcomes for off-pump and on-pump CABG are similar

1. Composite outcome of death, stroke, MI, renal failure, or repeat coronary revascularization at 5 years was not significantly different between on-pump and off-pump...

Everolimus-eluting stents noninferior to CABG for left main coronary disease: The EXCEL trial

1. Rate of death, stroke, and MI at three years were equivalent in patients with left main coronary disease treated with either everolimus-eluting stent...

Lower threshold for abdominal aortic aneurysm repair linked to reduced mortality

1. Repair of intact abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) was performed at significantly lower mean diameters in the United States than England from 2005 through...

Thiazide diuretics associated with reduced fracture risk in hypertensive patients

1. In post-hoc analysis of the Antihypertensive and Lipid-Lowering Treatment to Prevent Heart Attack Trial (ALLHAT), use of thiazide diuretic chlorthalidone in patients with...
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