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Coronary Disease

February 7, 2024
Editor in chief Joel Dunning spoke with Professor James Tatoulis, a cardiothoracic surgeon at Royal Melbourne Hospital in Melbourne, Australia.
December 19, 2023
The technique in this video combines recent positive trends in coronary artery bypass grafting including the use of skeletonized BIMA, no-touch saphenous vein, epiaortic scanning, intraoperative transit time flow measurement, and high-frequency ultrasound assessment.
December 14, 2023
The ISCHEMIA trial has caused heated discussion in the cardiovascular field, with its results being used to downgrade coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) recommendations in recent guidelines. The authors of this paper performed a detailed re-analysis of the ISCHEMIA trial and critically examined its findings.
November 16, 2023
This video demonstrates the challenges of a successful surgical repair of a giant right coronary artery aneurysm measuring approximately 6 cm.
October 31, 2023
This video demonstrates the authors’ technique for radial artery harvesting using the harmonic scalpel, how methylene blue dye can help maintain vessel orientation, and a "squirt test" for intraoperative confirmation of ulnar collateral blood flow.
October 26, 2023
The authors performed a systematic review of the evidence supporting the use of different conduits for CABG. Their overall conclusion was that coronary artery bypass grafting strategy must be individualized. The radial artery (RA) graft has better patency rates and fewer adverse cardiac events compared with saphenous vein graft (SVG).
August 8, 2023
In response to the release of the updated 2023 AHA/ACC/ACCP/ASPC/NLA/PCNA Guideline for the Management of Patients With Chronic Coronary Disease, authors representing the AATS and STS came together to write a rebuttal explaining their perspective on the controversial guidelines. In an interview with CTSNet Editor in Chief Joel Dunning, revascularization specialist and AATS representative Dr. Faisal Bakaeen elaborates on the surgeons’ perspective.
August 7, 2023
In a research letter on a small pilot genomic study of sampling coronary atheroma, the authors offer a brief explanation on how their technique can be applied to detect stability of coronary plaque.
July 27, 2023
These new guidelines contain wide-ranging recommendations on the use of beta-blockers, sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT2) inhibitors and glucagon-like peptide-1, and other medical therapies to treat chronic coronary disease.
June 27, 2023
In this video, surgeons demonstrate a Vouhe procedure on a patient with anomalous left coronary artery origin from the right coronary sinus.