A few months after its publication, the ORBITA trial results do not seem to have filtered adequately to cardiac multidisciplinary teams worldwide.
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Coronary Disease - Other
March 5, 2018
In Global News: FDA Clarithromycin Warning, Health Disparities for Kids With CHD, and the "State of Lung Cancer" Report
March 2, 2018
March 1, 2018
Miles Behan of the Edinburgh Heart Centre in Scotland, UK, discusses the value of fractional flow reserve prior to cardiac surgery.
March 1, 2018
A 16-year retrospective analysis of cardiac transplantation outcomes, recommending cold ischemic times of less than two hours for older donors.
In Global News: 3D Printing Tracheas, Free Heart Surgery for Children, and a Test for Barrett’s Esophagus
January 19, 2018
Patient Care China and Cambodia will work together on a program to provide free heart surgery to 100 Cambodian children with congenital heart disease.
Circumflex Artery Injury During Mitral Valve Repair: Not Well Known, Perhaps Not So Infrequent—Lessons Learned From a 6-Case Experience
November 15, 2017
With the impressive average of 150 mitral repairs annually for the last 16 years (possibly a world record, even more impressive given the population of Portugal), the Coimbra team led by Antunes reflects on six cases of circumflex artery injury, mostly in non-right dominant anatomy as expected.
Postoperative bleeding in coronary artery bypass patients on double antiplatelet therapy: predictive value of preoperative aggregometry
June 14, 2017
The authors have examined impedance aggregometry on patients undergoing CABG on DAPT. They examined the impact of cessation on beeding and transfusion and showed a higher level of platelet function led to lower transfusions.
May 12, 2017
A short and readable commentary on monoclonal antibodies and dyslipidaemias, particularly on FOURIER, SPIRE and ODYSSEY trials
Ten-Year Experience of Coronary Endarterectomy for the Diffusely Diseased Left Anterior Descending Artery
March 5, 2017
The authors describe a 10-year experience with extended arteriotomy for endarterectomy of a diffusely diseased LAD, using an internal mammary artery for reconstruction. Perioperative mortality was 1.1% and postoperative MI occurred in 9%. Survival at 5 years was 89% and freedom from acute cardiovascular events was 74%.
Hybrid coronary revascularization versus coronary artery bypass surgery with bilateral or single internal mammary artery grafts.
January 13, 2017
This article is a propensity matched analysis comparing patients undergoing hybrid coronary revascularization (HCR) with minimally invasive left internal mammary artery to left anterior descending artery (LAD) bypass and percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) to non-LAD arteries to patients undergoing conventional coronary artery bypass grafting (C