A Technical Focus on Antegrade Dissection and Re-entry for Coronary Chronic Total Occlusions: a Practice Update for 2019.
This article provides an overview of the ADR technique in addition to updated approaches in contemporary clinical practice. PMID: 31243929 [PubMed] (Source: Korean Circulation Journal)
Source: Korean Circulation Journal - June 28, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Korean Circ J Source Type: research

Left Ventricular Assist Devices (LVADS): History, Clinical Application and Complications.
Authors: Eisen HJ Abstract Congestive heart failure is a major cause of morbidity and mortality as well as a major health care cost in the developed world. Despite the introduction of highly effective heart failure medical therapies and simple devices such as cardiac resynchronization therapy that reduce mortality, improve cardiac function and quality of life, there remains a large number of patients who do not respond to these therapies or whose heart failure progresses despite optimal therapy. For these patients, cardiac transplantation is an option but is limited by donor availability as well as co-morbidities w...
Source: Korean Circulation Journal - June 28, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Korean Circ J Source Type: research

Will Ticagrelor Help Post-Myocardial Infarction 'Healing'?
Authors: Park KW PMID: 31243931 [PubMed] (Source: Korean Circulation Journal)
Source: Korean Circulation Journal - June 28, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Korean Circ J Source Type: research

Benefits of Angiotensin Receptor Blockade: Preventing Smooth Muscle Cell Senescence and Beyond.
Authors: Song P, Kim JH PMID: 31243932 [PubMed] (Source: Korean Circulation Journal)
Source: Korean Circulation Journal - June 28, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Korean Circ J Source Type: research

Self-Expandable Stents in Vascular Stenosis of Moderate to Large-Sized Vessels in Congenital Heart Disease: Early and Intermediate-Term Results.
Authors: Jang GY, Ha KS Abstract BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Vascular stenosis after surgical repair frequently occurs in congenital heart disease. Although conventional balloon dilation is a useful option for stenotic lesions, restenosis may occur. Consequently, balloon expandable stents have been used; however, there are a limited number of balloon expandable stents in our country. Here, we report the early and intermediate-term outcomes of self-expandable stents in vascular stenosis of moderate to large-sized vessels in congenital heart disease. METHODS: Twelve self-expandable stents were implanted in 9 patie...
Source: Korean Circulation Journal - June 15, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Korean Circ J Source Type: research

Differential Control Rate of Systolic and Diastolic Blood Pressure among Korean Adults with Hypertension: the Sixth Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2013-2015 (KNHANES VI).
CONCLUSIONS: Separate examination of control rates demonstrated different sex- and age-differential trends, which would have been overlooked in combined control rates. PMID: 31190479 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Korean Circulation Journal)
Source: Korean Circulation Journal - June 15, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Korean Circ J Source Type: research

The Current Status of Intervention for Intermediate Coronary Stenosis in the Korean Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (K-PCI) Registry.
CONCLUSIONS: These data provide the current PCI practice pattern with the use of FFR and IVUS in intermediate lesion. More common use of FFR for intermediate lesion should be encouraged. PMID: 31190480 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Korean Circulation Journal)
Source: Korean Circulation Journal - June 15, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Korean Circ J Source Type: research

Early Transcatheter Aortic Valve Failure Accompanied with Leaflet Perforation.
Authors: Lee JH, Nam JH, Park JS, Lee DH PMID: 31190481 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Korean Circulation Journal)
Source: Korean Circulation Journal - June 15, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Korean Circ J Source Type: research

Sacubitril/Valsartan in Asian Patients with Heart Failure with Reduced Ejection Fraction.
Authors: Dewan P, Docherty KF, McMurray JJV Abstract The Prospective comparison of Angiotensin Receptor-neprilysin inhibitor (ARNI) with Angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor (ACEI) to Determine Impact on Global Mortality and morbidity in Heart Failure (HF) trial (PARADIGM-HF) showed that adding a neprilysin inhibitor (sacubitril) to a renin-angiotensin system blocker (and other standard therapy) reduced morbidity and mortality in ambulatory patients with chronic HF with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF). In PARADIGM-HF, valsartan combined with sacubitril (a so-called ARNI) was superior to the current gold standa...
Source: Korean Circulation Journal - June 8, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Korean Circ J Source Type: research

Feel Free to Use Aspirin before Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery.
Authors: Ahn JM PMID: 31172711 [PubMed] (Source: Korean Circulation Journal)
Source: Korean Circulation Journal - June 8, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Korean Circ J Source Type: research

Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair: Growing Evidence Regarding It's Efficacy and Optimal Indication.
Authors: Choi JY, Hong GR PMID: 31172712 [PubMed] (Source: Korean Circulation Journal)
Source: Korean Circulation Journal - June 8, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Korean Circ J Source Type: research

Effect of Ambrisentan Therapy on the Expression of Endothelin Receptor, Endothelial Nitric Oxide Synthase and NADPH Oxidase 4 in Monocrotaline-induced Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Rat Model.
CONCLUSIONS: Ambrisentan administration resulted in the recovery of ET-1, ERA and eNOS protein expression levels in the PAH model. However, the expression level of NOX4 remained unaffected after ambrisentan treatment. PMID: 31165592 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Korean Circulation Journal)
Source: Korean Circulation Journal - June 7, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Korean Circ J Source Type: research

External Validation of 3 Risk Scores in Adults with Congenital Heart Disease.
Authors: Ramchandani BK, Polo L, Sánchez R, Rey J, González Á, Díez J, Aroca Á Abstract BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Adults with congenital heart disease (CHD) are an increasing group of patients thanks to the survival of over 85% of children with CHD. 20% of these patients shall warrant a surgical procedure during their life span. However, currently there is no one risk score that assess correctly the mortality of these procedures. Thus, we analyse the risk scores used at our institution. METHODS: From May 1991 till June 2017, 608 procedures in adults with CHD were performed. T...
Source: Korean Circulation Journal - June 7, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Korean Circ J Source Type: research

Procedural, Early and Long-term Outcomes after Percutaneous Closure of Atrial Septal Defect: Comparison between Large and Very Large Atrial Septal Defect Groups.
This study aimed to compare procedural, early and long-term outcome of device closure of atrial septal defect (ASD) between large ASD patients and very large ASD patients. METHODS: We carried a retrospective study of adult large ASD (defined as ≥25 mm) treated by percutaneous closure using Amplatzer septal occluder during 12-year period (May 2003-February 2015) at a single tertiary center. A total of 269 patients were divided into 2 groups, according to the pre-procedural maximal ASD diameter; 25 mm≤ASD
Source: Korean Circulation Journal - June 7, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Korean Circ J Source Type: research

Effectiveness and Safety of Zotarolimus-Eluting Stent (Resolute ™ Integrity) in Patients with Diffuse Long Coronary Artery Disease.
CONCLUSIONS: Our study shows that R-ZES has an excellent 1-year clinical outcome in Korean patients with DLCAD. PMID: 31165595 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Korean Circulation Journal)
Source: Korean Circulation Journal - June 7, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Korean Circ J Source Type: research

Ventricular Conduction Disturbance in Acute Heart Failure Syndrome: Does It Matter for Prognosis?
Authors: Kim KH PMID: 31165596 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Korean Circulation Journal)
Source: Korean Circulation Journal - June 7, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Korean Circ J Source Type: research

Increased Risk with Older Donor Age and More Frequent Pre-transplant ECMO: the Second Official KOTRY Report.
Authors: Youn JC, Kim IC, Park NH, Kim H PMID: 31165597 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Korean Circulation Journal)
Source: Korean Circulation Journal - June 7, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Korean Circ J Source Type: research

High Incidence and Mortality of Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest on Traditional Holiday in South Korea.
This study aimed to confirm the effects of traditional holidays on the incidence and outcomes of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) in South Korea. METHODS: We studied 95,066 OHCAs of cardiac cause from a nationwide, prospective study from the Korea OHCA Registry from January 2012 to December 2016. We compared the incidence of OHCA, in-hospital mortality, and neurologic outcomes between traditional holidays, Seollal (Lunar New Year's Day) and Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving Day), and other day types (weekday, weekend, and public holiday). RESULTS: OHCA occurred more frequently on traditional holidays than on the ot...
Source: Korean Circulation Journal - June 7, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Korean Circ J Source Type: research

Laboratory Markers Helpful in Diagnosing Kawasaki Disease in Febrile Infant: Role of Age-adjusted Z-values of Blood Cells.
Authors: Yoo G PMID: 31165599 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Korean Circulation Journal)
Source: Korean Circulation Journal - June 7, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Korean Circ J Source Type: research

Small but Persistent Infection of Cardiac Implantable Electronic Devices (CIED).
Authors: Oh IY PMID: 31165600 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Korean Circulation Journal)
Source: Korean Circulation Journal - June 7, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Korean Circ J Source Type: research

Myocardial Longitudinal Strain in Prediction of Heart Failure after Acute Myocardial Infarction.
Authors: Chung H PMID: 31165601 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Korean Circulation Journal)
Source: Korean Circulation Journal - June 7, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Korean Circ J Source Type: research

Cardiac Implantable Electronic Device Therapy in Korea: Increasing but Still Quite Low.
Authors: Bae MH PMID: 31165602 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Korean Circulation Journal)
Source: Korean Circulation Journal - June 7, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Korean Circ J Source Type: research

Percutaneous Coronary Intervention and Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting for the Treatment of Left Main Coronary Artery Disease.
Authors: Cho SC, Park DW, Park SJ Abstract Severe stenosis of the left main coronary artery (LMCA) generally occurs as a result of atherosclerosis and compromises the blood supply to a wide area of myocardium, thereby increasing the risk of serious adverse cardiac events. Current revascularization strategies for patients with significant LMCA disease include coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) and percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), both of which have a range of advantages and disadvantages. In general, PCI is associated with a lower rate of periprocedural adverse events and provides more rapid recovery, w...
Source: Korean Circulation Journal - May 12, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Korean Circ J Source Type: research

The Past, Present and Future of Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy.
Authors: O'Brien T, Park MS, Youn JC, Chung ES Abstract Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) has revolutionized the care of the patients with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction and electrical dyssynchrony. The current guidelines for patient selection include measurement of left ventricular systolic function, QRS duration and morphology, and functional classification. Despite consistent and increasing evidence supporting CRT use in appropriate patients, CRT has been underutilized. Notwithstanding the heterogeneous definitions of non-response, more than one-third of patients demonstrate a lack of echocar...
Source: Korean Circulation Journal - May 12, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Korean Circ J Source Type: research

Diagnosis and Management of Isolated Superior Mesenteric Artery Dissection: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.
The objective of this study was to analyze the three different management modalities for isolated superior mesenteric artery (SMA) dissection. We did a comprehensive literature search and found 703 articles on the initial search, out of which 111 articles consisting of 145 patients were selected for analysis. The mean age was 55.7 years (standard deviation,9.7;33-85) and 80.6% were male. These patients were managed conservatively (41.3%), endovascularly (28.1%) or surgically (30%). The median follow-up was 10 months (interquartile range [IQR], 4-18 months), 12 months (IQR, 6-19 months) and 14 months (IQR, 6-20 months) resp...
Source: Korean Circulation Journal - May 12, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Korean Circ J Source Type: research

Evolution of Smart Health Wearables: Novel Application for Detection of Arrhythmia.
Authors: Ko J, Kim NH PMID: 31074213 [PubMed] (Source: Korean Circulation Journal)
Source: Korean Circulation Journal - May 12, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Korean Circ J Source Type: research

Which Individuals Could Benefit from Repeat Coronary Calcium Scans among Asymptomatic Korean Adults with a Baseline Coronary Artery Calcium Score of Zero?
Authors: Ko SM PMID: 31074214 [PubMed] (Source: Korean Circulation Journal)
Source: Korean Circulation Journal - May 12, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Korean Circ J Source Type: research

Fabry Disease that Phenocopies Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy: a thorough Genetic 'Detective' Identifies the 'Rogue' Hidden in the GLA Gene.
Authors: Kwon S, Lee SP, Park SS, Kim BJ, Kim HK, Cho HJ, Seong MW, Sohn DW PMID: 31074215 [PubMed] (Source: Korean Circulation Journal)
Source: Korean Circulation Journal - May 12, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Korean Circ J Source Type: research

Coronary Angioscopy Findings before and after Excimer Laser Coronary Angioplasty for Bare-Metal Stent In-Stent Restenosis.
Authors: Masuda S, Shibui T, Nagamine S, Tsuchiyama T, Ashikaga T PMID: 31074216 [PubMed] (Source: Korean Circulation Journal)
Source: Korean Circulation Journal - May 12, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Korean Circ J Source Type: research

Angiotensin II Type 1 Receptor Blocker, Fimasartan, Reduces Vascular Smooth Muscle Cell Senescence by Inhibiting the CYR61 Signaling Pathway.
CONCLUSIONS: Ang II induced vascular senescence by the ERK/p38 MAPK-CYR61 pathway and ARB, fimasartan, protected against Ang II-induced vascular senescence. PMID: 31074217 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Korean Circulation Journal)
Source: Korean Circulation Journal - May 12, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Korean Circ J Source Type: research

Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension and Pregnancy: Single Center Experience in Current Era of Targeted Therapy.
CONCLUSION: Pregnancy could be maintained by the introduction of targeted therapy rather more safely than the previous era in the case of maintenance of pregnancy. Intensive care and a multidisciplinary team approach can possibly improve the outcomes of the pregnant women with PAH and their babies. However, pregnancy in patients with PAH is still strongly prohibited and it can be tried in expert center where there has sufficient multidisciplinary team approach in case of inevitability. PMID: 31074218 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Korean Circulation Journal)
Source: Korean Circulation Journal - May 12, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Korean Circ J Source Type: research

The Korean Organ Transplant Registry (KOTRY): Second Official Adult Heart Transplant Report.
CONCLUSIONS: From 2014 to 2017, centers were willing to accept older donors to address increasing organ shortages and more patients received transplant under ECMO care. Increasing age was a strong independent factor for intermediate-term survival, however, post-transplant comorbidities did not differ among age groups. Further studies with longer follow-up duration are needed to better understand age-related post-transplant prognosis. PMID: 31074219 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Korean Circulation Journal)
Source: Korean Circulation Journal - May 12, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Korean Circ J Source Type: research

Rationale and Design of the High Platelet Inhibition with Ticagrelor to Improve Left Ventricular Remodeling in Patients with ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction (HEALING-AMI) Trial.
CONCLUSIONS: HEALING-AMI is testing the effect of ticagrelor in reducing adverse LV remodeling following STEMI. Our trial would show the benefit of ticagrelor vs. clopidogrel related to the recovery of post-MI LV dysfunction beyond potent platelet inhibition. TRIAL REGISTRATION: ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02224534. PMID: 31074220 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Korean Circulation Journal)
Source: Korean Circulation Journal - May 12, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Korean Circ J Source Type: research

Development and Validation of Deep-Learning Algorithm for Electrocardiography-Based Heart Failure Identification.
CONCLUSIONS: The deep-learning algorithm accurately identified HF using ECG features and outperformed other machine-learning methods. PMID: 31074221 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Korean Circulation Journal)
Source: Korean Circulation Journal - May 12, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Korean Circ J Source Type: research

Don't Touch My POT!
Authors: Daggubati R, Brahmbhatt K, Rigatelli G PMID: 31074222 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Korean Circulation Journal)
Source: Korean Circulation Journal - May 12, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Korean Circ J Source Type: research

Improving the Quality of Hypertension Management: Multifaceted Approach.
Authors: Jung MH, Ihm SH PMID: 31074223 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Korean Circulation Journal)
Source: Korean Circulation Journal - May 12, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Korean Circ J Source Type: research

Pregnancy in Patients with Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension "To Deliver, or Not to Deliver: That Is the Question".
Pregnancy in Patients with Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension "To Deliver, or Not to Deliver: That Is the Question". Korean Circ J. 2019 Mar 25;: Authors: Park JH PMID: 31074224 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Korean Circulation Journal)
Source: Korean Circulation Journal - May 12, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Korean Circ J Source Type: research

Shape and Mobility of a Left Ventricular Thrombus Are Predictors of Thrombus Resolution.
CONCLUSIONS: Mobility of LV apical thrombi was the most important parameter associated with early thrombus resolution. Late resolution of LV apical thrombi was associated with poor long-term clinical outcomes. PMID: 31074225 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Korean Circulation Journal)
Source: Korean Circulation Journal - May 12, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Korean Circ J Source Type: research

Significance of Differential Characteristics in Infantile Kawasaki Disease.
CONCLUSIONS: Laboratory characteristics enable differentiation between infants and non-infants with KD and contribute to a better understanding of changes in blood cell counts. Infants with incomplete KD can be more easily differentiated from infants with simple febrile illness using pre-IVIG Z-hemoglobin and pre-IVIG CRP values. PMID: 31074226 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Korean Circulation Journal)
Source: Korean Circulation Journal - May 12, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Korean Circ J Source Type: research

Metastatic Neuroendocrine Tumor with Cardiac Involvement Utilizing Multi-Modality Imaging.
Authors: Arsanjani R, Agasthi P, Ahn DH, Mookadam F, Yang M PMID: 31074227 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Korean Circulation Journal)
Source: Korean Circulation Journal - May 12, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Korean Circ J Source Type: research

The Burden and Risk Factors for Infection of Transvenous Cardiovascular Implantable Electronic Device: a Nationwide Cohort Study.
Authors: Yang PS, Jeong J, You SJ, Yu HT, Kim TH, Sung JH, Lee SS, Park HD, Joung B Abstract BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: There are limited published data on the incidence and cost associated with cardiac implantable electrical device (CIED) infection for Asian patients. We analyzed the infection burden associated with the implantation of CIEDs in Korea. METHODS: In the Health Insurance Review & Assessment Service (HIRA) database during the period from January 1, 2014 to December 31, 2016, we identified 16,908 patients with CIED implantation. CIED infection was defined as either: 1) Infection-related diagnosi...
Source: Korean Circulation Journal - May 12, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Korean Circ J Source Type: research

Usefulness of Myocardial Longitudinal Strain in Prediction of Heart Failure in Patients with Successfully Reperfused Anterior Wall ST-segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction.
CONCLUSIONS: GLS is a powerful echocardiographic parameter related to development of in-hospital HF and LSant was significantly associated with post-discharge HF in patients with successfully reperfused ant-STEMI. PMID: 31074229 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Korean Circulation Journal)
Source: Korean Circulation Journal - May 12, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Korean Circ J Source Type: research

Temporal Trends of Cardiac Implantable Electronic Device Implantations: a Nationwide Population-based Study.
CONCLUSIONS: The number of CIED implantation increased substantially from 2009 to 2016 in Korea. Also, the patients with CIED have been changed to be older and have more comorbidities. Therefore, the burden of health care cost in patients with CIED would be expected to increase in the future. PMID: 31074230 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Korean Circulation Journal)
Source: Korean Circulation Journal - May 12, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Korean Circ J Source Type: research

Can artificial Intelligence Prediction Algorithms Exceed Statistical Predictions?
Authors: Park J PMID: 31074231 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Korean Circulation Journal)
Source: Korean Circulation Journal - May 12, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Korean Circ J Source Type: research

Aortic Stenosis and Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation: Current Status and Future Directions in Korea.
Authors: Kim C, Hong MK Abstract Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) has been accepted as one of primary options for treatment of symptomatic severe aortic stenosis. Although TAVI has been predominantly used for patients at high risk or with old age who were not considered optimal candidates for surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR), its indication is now expanding toward low risk profile and younger age. Many clinical trials are now ongoing to test the possibility of TAVI for use in patients even with uncharted indications who are not eligible for SAVR in current guidelines but may benefit from valve...
Source: Korean Circulation Journal - March 23, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Korean Circ J Source Type: research

Management of Coarctation of The Aorta in Adult Patients: State of The Art.
Authors: Alkashkari W, Albugami S, Hijazi ZM Abstract Coarctation of the aorta (CoA) is a common form of congenital heart disease. Adult patients with CoA may be asymptomatic or may present with hypertension. Over the last few years, endovascular management of adult patients with CoA emerged as the preferred strategy. Stent implantation, though technically challenging, offers the best and most lasting therapy. In this paper, we will review technical considerations and outcome of patients undergoing stent implantation for CoA. PMID: 30895757 [PubMed] (Source: Korean Circulation Journal)
Source: Korean Circulation Journal - March 23, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Korean Circ J Source Type: research

Closure of Atrial Septal Defects with the Recent Generation Devices.
Authors: Kim JY PMID: 30895758 [PubMed] (Source: Korean Circulation Journal)
Source: Korean Circulation Journal - March 23, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Korean Circ J Source Type: research

Computerized Tomography is an Effective Modality to Evaluate Iatrogenic Aortocoronary Dissection with Acute Myocardial Infarction.
Authors: Lee SI, Park CH, Kang WC, Oh PC PMID: 30895759 [PubMed] (Source: Korean Circulation Journal)
Source: Korean Circulation Journal - March 23, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Korean Circ J Source Type: research

Unexpected Stenosis within Significantly Enlarged Distal Vessel after Successful Coronary Chronic Total Occlusion Recanalization.
Authors: Lee PH, Lee SW, Habara M, Nasu K PMID: 30895760 [PubMed] (Source: Korean Circulation Journal)
Source: Korean Circulation Journal - March 23, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Korean Circ J Source Type: research

The Effects of Preoperative Aspirin on Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery: a Systematic Meta-Analysis.
CONCLUSIONS: Although aspirin increased the amount of chest tube drainage, it was not associated with increased risk of re-operation for bleeding. In addition, the risks of early postoperative all-cause mortality and MI were not reduced by using preoperative aspirin. PMID: 30891961 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Korean Circulation Journal)
Source: Korean Circulation Journal - March 22, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Korean Circ J Source Type: research