Experience Is Crucial in Off-Pump CABG Experience Is Crucial in Off-Pump CABG

The latest trial to evaluate long-term outcomes of on-pump vs off-pump CABG helps highlight the importance of highly specialized coronary surgical teams.Circulation
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Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery may lead to postoperative complications such as the acute kidney dysfunction (AKD), identified as any post-intervention increase of serum creatinine level. Cardiovascular control reflexes like the baroreflex can play a role in the AKD development. The aim of this study is to test whether baroreflex sensitivity (BRS) estimates derived from non-causal and causal approaches applied to spontaneous systolic arterial pressure (SAP) and heart period (HP) fluctuations can help in identifying subjects at risk of developing AKD after CABG and which BRS estimates provide the best performanc...
Source: Frontiers in Physiology - Category: Physiology Source Type: research
Condition:   Atrial Fibrillation Intervention:   Biological: Human Amniotic Membrane Sponsor:   University of Utah Recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Due to the systemic nature of atherosclerosis, arteries at different sites are commonly simultaneously affected. As a result, severe Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) requiring Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) frequently coexists with significant carotid stenosis that warrants revascularization.
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: General Review Source Type: research
AbstractThe History, Electrocardiogram, Age, Risk Factors, Troponin (HEART) score is a useful tool in the Emergency Department setting to identify those patients safe for outpatient evaluation of chest pain. Its utility for predicting cardiac interventions is unclear. Our objective was to evaluate the prognostic accuracy of the HEART score to predict the need for cardiac stent or coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). We conducted a retrospective chart review of 625 consecutive subjects with chest pain presenting to an Emergency Department (ED) with a HEART pathway protocol in place. We also reviewed each subject ’s...
Source: Internal and Emergency Medicine - Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research
Conclusions: A significant proportion of surgical spending can be predicted using patient factors on the basis of readily available claims data. By adjusting for patient factors, this will facilitate future research on unwarranted variation in episode payments driven by surgeons, hospitals, or other market forces.
Source: Medical Care - Category: Health Management Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
This study was undertaken to compare the accuracy of chronic kidney disease-epidemiology collaboration (eGFRCKD-EPI) to modification of diet in renal disease (eGFRMDRD) and the Cockcroft-Gault formulas of Creatin...
Source: BMC Nephrology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
Silent brain lesions are known to occur after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). The aim of this study was to seek the incidence rate, the influence of procedures, and their impact on the postoperative course.
Source: The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
Background Although postoperative cognitive dysfunction is a relevant complication after surgery, assessment for the condition is not routine in clinical practice. Objective The aim of this study was to compare the use of screening versus brief domain-specific cognitive tests in assessing long-term cognitive dysfunction after concomitant aortic valve replacement and coronary artery bypass grafting. Methods In this observational prospective study, we evaluated 70 patients preoperatively and after 1, 6, and 12 months using 2 screening tests (Mini-Mental State Examination and Clock Drawing Test) and 2 brief domain-spe...
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: Cardiovascular Surgery Source Type: research
' What happened in EXCEL was a disgrace,'a noted surgeon said of the recent PCI vs CABG trial.'No one has any idea what he's talking about, and it is an outright falsehood,'said an EXCEL trialist.Medscape Medical News
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Conditions:   Coronary Bypass Stenosis;   Graft Infection Intervention:   Device: Medtronic endoscope Sponsors:   Dr. Gianluigi Bisleri;   Medtronic Completed
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
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