10-year data show cardiac stenting equal to CABG in preventing events

(American College of Cardiology) In a study with the longest follow-up to date of patients with a high-risk form of heart disease known as left main coronary artery disease (LMCAD), researchers found no significant differences in rates of death, heart attack or stroke between patients who were treated with a stent and those who underwent heart bypass surgery. The research was presented at the American College of Cardiology's Annual Scientific Session Together with World Congress of Cardiology (ACC.20/WCC).
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ConclusionsIn patients with LMCA disease, we have identified no significant interaction between the acuity of clinical indication and the relative treatment effect of PCI versus CABG on 10-year clinical outcomes.
Source: American Heart Journal - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
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Publication date: Available online 15 December 2018Source: Canadian Journal of CardiologyAuthor(s): Derrick Y. Tam, Faisal Bakaeen, Dmitriy N. Feldman, Philippe Kolh, Gaetano Antonio Lanza, Marc Ruel, Raffaele Piccolo, Stephen E. Fremes, Mario FL. GaudinoAbstractThe management of severe left main (LM) disease remains controversial and continues to evolve as new evidence emerges. Patient selection for CABG or PCI relies on both predicting mortality with CABG from clinical characteristics using the Society of Thoracic Surgeons risk score and anatomical complexity using the SYNTAX score. LM stenting techniques continue to evo...
Source: Canadian Journal of Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Conclusions ISCHEMIA will provide new scientific evidence regarding whether an invasive management strategy improves clinical outcomes when added to optimal medical therapy in patients with SIHD and moderate or severe ischemia.
Source: American Heart Journal - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Background— A significant proportion of patients requiring aortic valve replacement (AVR) have undergone prior coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). Reoperative heart surgery is associated with increased risk. Data on relative utilization and comparative outcomes of transcatheter (TAVR) versus surgical AVR (SAVR) in patients with prior CABG are limited. Methods and Results— We queried the 2012 to 2014 National Inpatient Sample databases to identify isolated AVR hospitalizations in adults with prior CABG. In-hospital outcomes of TAVR versus SAVR were compared using propensity-matched analysis. Of 147 395 AVRs...
Source: Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Aortic Valve Replacement/Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation Structural Heart Disease Source Type: research
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Conclusions: Our study suggested that incident CHD was positively associated with plasma levels of titanium and arsenic, and inversely associated with selenium. Additional research is needed to confirm these findings in other populations. https://doi.org/10.1289/EHP1521 Received: 22 December 2016 Revised: 17 September 2017 Accepted: 19 September 2017 Published: 19 October 2017 Address correspondence to T. Wu, or A. Pan, School of Public Health, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, 13 Hongkong Rd., Wuhan 430030, Hubei, China. Telephone: +86-27-83692347. Email: wut@mails.tjmu.edu.cn or p...
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CONCLUSION: This PSM based observation reconfirmed previous trial results in both asymptomatic and symptomatic patients with carotid artery stenosis in routine clinical practice: CEA showed lower 30 day MACE and mid-term restenosis rates than CAS. PMID: 28893482 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Conclusion: In diabetic patients with SIHD and previous MI, adding prompt revascularization to intensive medical therapy yielded no benefit compared with intensive medical therapy alone. These findings underscore the importance of intensive medical therapy in mitigating further ischemic events.
Source: Coronary Artery Disease - Category: Cardiology Tags: Original Research Source Type: research
Background— Heart failure with reduced ejection fraction caused by ischemic heart disease is associated with increased morbidity and mortality. It remains unclear whether revascularization by either coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) or percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) carries benefits or risks in this group of stable patients compared with medical treatment. Methods and Results— We performed a meta-analysis of available studies comparing different methods of revascularization (PCI or CABG) against each other or medical treatment in patients with coronary artery disease and left ventricular ejectio...
Source: Circulation: Heart Failure - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Chronic Ischemic Heart Disease, Heart Failure Original Articles Source Type: research
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