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Coronary Disease

April 4, 2018
Filmed at the 2017 EACTS Annual Meeting in Vienna, Austria, Leanne Harling moderates a discussion with David Taggart and Phillippe Kolh on the future of coronary revascularization.
March 30, 2018
Patient CareHigher risk of death from coronary artery disease was noted for Americans who drank higher quantities of sugary beverages but not for those who ate more sugary foods.
March 13, 2018
This video demonstrates two separate techniques for anastomosis when performing a totally robotic coronary artery bypass without the use of cardiopulmonary bypass.
March 5, 2018
A few months after its publication, the ORBITA trial results do not seem to have filtered adequately to cardiac multidisciplinary teams worldwide.
March 1, 2018
The authors present a thorough expert consensus review on the prevention—preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative—and the postoperative management of sternal wound infections.  The authors conclude with a guideline with class recommendations and levels of evidence. This article should be in every cardiac surgeon's armamentarium.
March 1, 2018
This single-center group retrospectively reviewed their experience (2004-2014) with at least two arterial conduits for triple-vessel coronary artery disease to assess the benefit of adding a third arterial conduit versus a venous conduit to the right-sided circulation.  A total of 167 propensity-matched pairs were compared.  In this small study compa
February 28, 2018
The Mayo Clinic team retrospectively reviewed their experience with isolated CABG for multivessel coronary artery disease over a 15-year period to assess usage of bilateral internal mammary arteries (BIMA) and selected outcomes.  The population included a total of 6468 isolated CABG procedures.  
February 6, 2018
The authors conducted a prospective randomized study of 20 high-risk cardiac surgical patients, split into two groups:  pulsatile versus nonpulsatile flow during cardiopulmonary bypass.  Using spectral imaging and near-infrared technology, the group found that the the pulsatile perfusion group maintained better perfusion indices in the microcirculati
February 6, 2018
The Nationwide Inpatient Sample was interrogated for all patients undergoing either CABG, valve replacement, or both from 2008 to 2011, and a total of 1,078,036 patients were included in the analysis.   The authors discovered that, overall, 9.8% of patients developed acute kidney injury (AKI) postoperatively.
February 2, 2018
This review included 55 publications covering 141 cohort studies.  The authors found that the relative risk of stroke associated with smoking just one cigarette a day was 1.25 to 1.31, and for coronary artery disease it was 1.48 to 1.57.  There is no safe level of smoking.

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