This CCF retrospective study compared outcomes for diabetic patients undergoing CABG who received either (1) bilateral internal thoracic artery (BITA) grafts or (2) single internal thoracic artery (SITA) plus radial artery (RA) grafts during CABG.
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Similar Outcomes in Diabetes Patients After Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting With Single Internal Thoracic Artery Plus Radial Artery Grafting and Bilateral Internal Thoracic Artery Grafting
August 23, 2017
Atresia of the Aortic Arch: Repair by Single-Stage Extra-Anatomic Ascending-to-Descending Aortic Bypass Graft Surgery
July 18, 2017
Aortic arch atresia is a rare entity among adults and may coexist with other cardiovascular surgical diseases. Single-stage extra-anatomic ascending-to-descending aortic bypass graft surgery is a safe and less invasive technique for correction of this complex congenital disease with other concomitant surgical cardiovascular disorders.
Effect of Preoperative Inspiratory Muscle Training on Alveolar-Arterial Oxygen Gradients After Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery
July 12, 2017
Preoperative Inspiratory Muscle Training (IMT) with the Powerbreathe device was assessed with regard to whether A-a gradients and inspiratory muscle power would be improved after CABG. A group of 40 male patients were randomized to receiving (20) or not receiving (20) preop IMT.
July 5, 2017
In this excellent review article, the authors review the practice and evidence for fractional flow reserve (FFR) in patients undergoing CABG.
Variable selection methods for multiple regressions influence the parsimony of risk prediction models for cardiac surgery
May 22, 2017
A surprisingly readable Australasian manuscript on risk prediction models for cardiac surgery. Interesting that the class of dyspnoea was not captured in 5.28% of the operated patients.
May 11, 2017
I was moved by this editorial on global health matters in a daily British newspaper by an academic medical colleague, written in response to anticipated changes in the leadership of the World Health Organisation. It is perhaps time for us surgeons to augment our administrative participation in global healthcare.
April 5, 2017
An international group of experts met at the 2017 STS Annual Meeting in Houston, Texas, to discuss the evolving practice of robotic and hybrid coronary revascularization.
March 28, 2017
The authors report here on the results of the Italian CHEETAH study, a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial examining whether adding the unique inotrope levosimendan—in low doses—improves 30-day mortality after cardiac surgery in patients with perioperative LV dysfunction.
March 27, 2017
The authors demonstrate how to perform a coronary artery bypass with a stented vein graft using a VEST device.
March 20, 2017
The authors randomized 68 patients undergoing CABG to three treatment groups: