Patient Care and General Interest Truly remote percutaneous coronary intervention was performed in five human patients at Apex Heart Institute in Ahmedabad, India.
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Coronary Disease - PCI
Outcomes Following Surgical Revascularization With Single Versus Bilateral Internal Thoracic Arterial Grafts in Patients With Left Main Coronary Artery Disease Undergoing Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting: Insights From the EXCEL Trial
November 30, 2018
The EXCEL is one of several prospective studies that examine the use of single versus bilateral internal thoracic artery (ITA) grafts for myocardial revascularization (in this case, compared with percutaneous coronary intervention) for left main disease.
November 29, 2018
Bob Kiaii of the London Health Sciences Centre in Ontario, Canada, makes the case for a hybrid approach to coronary revascularization.
October 17, 2018
Find it here: the 32nd EACTS Annual Meeting in Milan, Italy
In Global News: Cyclist Will Bike 50-Mile Race Two Months After Quintuple Bypass Surgery, AI Tool to Diagnose Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer, and On-Pump Versus Off-Pump CABG
September 21, 2018
Patient Care and General Interest A man who received quintuple bypass surgery in Little Rock, Arkansas, USA, plans to cycle a 50-mile race only two months later.
Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG) vs. Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) in the Treatment of Multivessel Coronary Disease: Quo Vadis? —a Review of the Evidences on Coronary Artery Disease
September 19, 2018
This comphrensive review by Spadaccio and Benedetto try to address the unanswered question: to stent or not to stent? The conclusions underline that the higher cerebrovascular risks associated with surgery are still overcome by long term outcome.
July 31, 2018
Head and colleagues used a patient-data pooled analysis of 11 randomized clinical trials to compare stroke rates between surgical and percutaneous coronary revascularization.
July 25, 2018
Interesting to read that percutaneous coronary intervention did not confer any survival benefit (nor protection from myocardial infarction) in an international randomized controlled trial of 888 patients when compared to medical therapy!
May 23, 2018
Over 1200 patients with stable coronary artery disease and at least one angiographically-significant stenosis were randomized to percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) plus medical therapy or medical therapy alone for lesions with fractional flow reserve (FFR) <0.8. FFR-guided PCI was associated with a significantly reduced composite outcome (d
Hybrid Coronary Revascularization in Selected Patients With Multivessel Disease: 5-Year Clinical Outcomes of the Prospective Randomized Pilot Study
April 20, 2018
The authors present the 5-year follow-up results of the HYBRID trial, wherein 200 patients with multivessel disease requiring revascularization were randomized to either conventional coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) or hybrid coronary revascularization (HCR). Notably, the patients undergoing HCR had a LIMA to LAD via a minimally invasive appr