The authors in this study performed a post-hoc analysis of the coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) cohort in the multicenter randomized EXCEL trial, comparing patients undergoing on-pump versus off-pump procedures for left main disease. Of note, in both groups some of the most experienced CABG surgeons in the world participated.
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Coronary Disease - Surgery
July 26, 2019
In this article Michael Mack explains his thoughts on the events leading to the death of Neil Armstrong. Neil Armstrong suffered a tamponade after his pacing wires were removed which led to a series of events leading to his eventual death.
July 19, 2019
Henry and colleagues evaluated frailty in patients undergoing cardiac surgery using two frailty indices, the simplified Study of Osteoporotic Fractures (SOF) and the complex Cardiovascular Health Study (CHS), comparing postsurgical outcomes between frail and nonfrail patients. Agreement between the two indices was poor.
July 2, 2019
This video demonstrates an off-pump coronary bypass with total arterial grafts, using the left and right internal mammary arteries.
June 28, 2019
Holm and colleagues evaluated perioperative bleeding after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) in patients who were taking P2Y12 inhibitors.
June 27, 2019
An interesting small British-led randomized controlled trial on modern imaging of coronary atheroma.
Effect of Preoperative Creatinine Levels on Mortality After Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting Surgery: An Observational Study
June 21, 2019
Oliveira and colleagues retrospectively analyzed outcomes for 1,628 patients who underwent on-pump coronary artery bypass grafting at a single center in Brazil over a six-year period.
June 19, 2019
Filmed at the 2019 STS Annual Meeting in San Diego, California, Patrick Myers of the Lausanne University Hospital in Switzerland moderates a discussion on the usage of arterial grafts in coronary artery bypass.
June 13, 2019
Given that acute kidney injury (AKI) after cardiac surgery is a risk factor for readmission, Brown and colleagues sought to determine whether urinary biomarkers were better at predicting readmission within 30 days that duration of AKI during the index admission.
Prophylactic Intra-Aortic Balloon Counterpulsation in High Risk Cardiac Surgery: The PINBALL Pilot Multicentre, Registry-Linked, Randomised, Controlled Feasibility Trial
June 13, 2019
An intresting pilot that was stopped due to underrecruitment. Commendable mortality in high-risk coronary artery bypass grafting.