The American College of Cardiology (ACC), the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI), The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS), and the American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS), along with key specialty and subspecialty societies, have published a revision of the appropriate use criteria (AUC) for coronary revasculariza
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ACC/AATS/AHA/ASE/ASNC/SCAI/SCCT/STS 2017 Appropriate Use Criteria for Coronary Revascularization in Patients With Stable Ischemic Heart Disease
February 16, 2019
December 26, 2018
A randomized controlled trial coauthored by the Editor-in-Chief of the host periodical on the risk management of multivessel diabetic coronopathy.
December 20, 2018
Filmed at the 2018 STS Annual Meeting in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, John Puskas, Michael Halkos, and Robert Kiaii discuss hybrid coronary revascularization.
December 18, 2018
Om P. Yadava and David Taggart discuss contemporary issues in CABG at the 2018 Annual Conference of the Indian Association of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeons.
December 11, 2018
This video demonstrates a proximal anastomosis. The authors detail the procedure in a step-by-step fashion, using diagrams and surgical video to illustrate key technical elements.
November 30, 2018
Once again, analyses of studies that are ostensibly well-designed randomized controlled trials have limitations that do not answer the question at hand: are two-arterial CABGs better than one? This editorial comments on a publication regarding the EXCEL Study, which showed no differences at 3 years.
November 29, 2018
Bob Kiaii of the London Health Sciences Centre in Ontario, Canada, makes the case for a hybrid approach to coronary revascularization.
November 20, 2018
The authors present an operative video of a left ventricular aneurysm repair via a left thoracotomy approach in a patient who had undergone prior coronary bypass surgery and had patent bypass grafts.
November 15, 2018
An interesting randomized controlled trial asserting robustly that endoscopic harvesting of saphenous vein is: (1) better for leg dehiscence and (2) at least noninferior for MACE compared to the conventional open "full touch" method.
Percutaneous Coronary Intervention Versus Coronary Bypass Surgery for Unprotected Left Main Disease: A Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials
September 25, 2018
Meta-analysis of composite death/myocardial infarction/stroke/repeat revascularization outcome in 4700 patients across six randomized controlled trials is presented. Percutaneous coronary intervention was associated with a higher risk of the composite outcome in all SYNTAX score tertiles as well as increased risk of repeat revascularization.