Out-of-Hospital 30-day Deaths Following Cardiac Surgery Are Often Under-reported.
CONCLUSIONS: Operative mortality following cardiac surgery is often under-reported due to a considerable percentage of out-of-hospital cardiac surgery deaths that are missed by reporting centers. This can adversely impact the assessment of hospital risk-adjusted mortality in public reports. PMID: 31715155 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
ConclusionsIn patients with MI and IGT, high plasma BNP levels predicted the occurrence of coronary stenosis, recurrent MI, and worsening of HF, whereas diuretic use did not predict the progression of coronary stenosis but non-fatal MI and worsening of HF.
The aim was to use a propensity score-based analysis to determine the impact of peripheral artery disease (PAD) on early outcomes after coronary artery bypass surgery grafting (CABG) in patients with PAD.
ConclusionsCardiac rehabilitation programs containing exercise may provide broader cardiovascular benefits compared to those without exercise.
New England Journal of Medicine,Volume 382, Issue 8, Page 778-779, February 2020.
ConclusionThe extent of left atrial inflammation in AF patients was not related to the AF risk factors, diabetes and gender, but was associated with increasing age in patients with long-standing persistent/permanent AF. This may be indicative for a role of inflammation in the progression to long-standing persistent/permanent AF with increasing age.Graphic abstract
Since 2017, the Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services penalizes hospitals with high readmission rates after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). Home health care (HHC) is a proven tool to support the transition after discharge. Thus we performed a propensity-matched analysis to determine the impact of HHC on readmissions following CABG.
Postoperative atrial fibrillation (POAF) is a common complication in coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). This prospective study aimed to investigate predisposition of proteins and metabolites correlated to POAF after CABG and related cellular pathways.
In experienced hands, off-pump surgery can achieve long term outcomes comparable to those observed after on-pump surgery and can therefore be considered a valid alternative to on-pump to reduce surgical morbidity. The choice of bilateral vs. single internal thoracic artery grafts should not influence the decision to adopt the off-pump technique.
We sought to elucidate national practice patterns regarding anticoagulation and antiarrhythmic medication use at discharge and examine short-term patient outcomes.
ConclusionsPatients with CMS were more likely to present with increased comorbidities. Patients with CMS undergoing CABG were at risk for worse short ‐term secondary postoperative outcomes and reduced long‐term survival. The data supports the need for further investigation for risk reduction surrounding operative revascularization.