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Alan J. Bryan of the Bristol Heart Institute in the UK argues that on-pump coronary bypass surgery is as good an option as off-pump surgery for patients with high surgical risk.
July 22, 2008
By A. Sampath Kumar, MD and Carlos MG Duran, MD, PhD Editor's Note
July 22, 2008
By J. Scott Rankin, MD, Ricardo E. Orozco MD and Calvin A. Burrichter, MD American Heart Association 2007 Video:
July 1, 2008
Patient Selection
July 1, 2008
Since a substantial number of patients presenting to a Cardiothoracic Surgery Clinic either smoked in the recent past or continue to do so, it is important to make sure that the patient stops smoking as soon as possible to improve their treatment outcome.  The emphasis should be on improvement of treatment outcome and future health improvement.

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