Tag: CABG

1. Among patients randomized to an open or endoscopic vein-graft harvest technique for coronary-artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery, there was no difference in major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE) over a median follow-up of 2.78 years. 2. The rate of leg wound complications was lower in the endoscopic-harvest group compared to...
1. Among patients randomized to an open or endoscopic vein-graft harvest technique for coronary-artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery, there was no difference in major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE) over a median follow-up of 2.78 years. 2. The rate of leg wound complications was lower in the endoscopic-harvest group compared to...
Adjuvant sunitinib in high-risk renal cell carcinoma after nephrectomy Sunitinib is a vascular endothelial growth factor pathway inhibitor used for treatment of metastatic renal cell carcinoma, however its efficacy in the setting of patients with non-metastatic renal cell carcinoma at high risk for recurrence after nephrectomy has not been largely...
1. High-risk patients undergoing coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery who were randomized to receive 100mg aspirin on the day of surgery did not experience lower rates of death or thrombotic complications within 30 days after surgery compared to those who received placebo. 2. Patients in the aspirin group...
Isosorbide Mononitrate in Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction Few medications have been shown to improve mortality or quality of life in patients with congestive heart failure with preserved ejection fracture. Nitrates have been postulated to improve activity tolerance in such patients. In this multicenter, double-blind, cross-over study, 110 patients...
1. In patients with multivessel coronary artery disease and moderate mitral regurgitation, there was no significant benefit on left ventricular reverse remodeling at 12 months with performing mitral valve repair with coronary artery bypass grafting, when compared with bypass surgery alone. 2. There was no significant difference between the two...
1. In a retrospective analysis of patients who had never had a myocardial infarction, preoperative b-blocker use was not associated with any difference in rates of mortality, stroke, ventilation durations, renal failure, or sternal wound infection.  2. Preoperative b-blocker use was associated with higher rates of new-onset atrial fibrillation.  Evidence Rating...
Image: PD 1. The composite outcome of death, myocardial infarction, stroke, and non-CABG-related major bleeding did not differ between radial and femoral access for percutaneous coronary intervention 2. Radial artery access is associated with a significantly lower rate of vascular complications compared to femoral access Original Date of Publication: April 23, 2011 Study...
Image: PD In this section, we will highlight the key high-impact studies, updates, and analyses published in medicine during the past week. This past week, the AHA had its annual meeting and a variety of cardiovascular health results were announced and described. Mitral-Valve Repair versus Replacement for Severe Ischemic Mitral Regurgitation Mitral...
Image: PD  1. High circulating IGF-1 and several cardiac stem cell (CSC) markers correlate with positive ventricular remodeling after revascularization.  2. High pre-op HGF and VEGF may protect damaged myocardium prior to revascularization.  Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good)  Study Rundown: Long-term clinical outcomes of patients undergoing coronary artery bypass surgery are difficult to...