This article concludes that five-year survival and morbidity rates in patients over 75 years of age did not differ between off-pump and on-pump groups. The main determinant of poorer long term outcome was incomplete revascularization.
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Coronary Disease - Surgery
February 9, 2019
In Global News: Heart Failure in Pregnancy, Unconscious Bias in CT Surgery, and Research From the STS Annual Meeting
February 8, 2019
Patient Care and General Interest
February 5, 2019
The Arterial Revascularization Trial Investigators recently published the outcomes of coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) using bliateral versus single internal thoracic artery (ITA) after 10 years. Patients were randomly assigned to CABG using the bliateral or single ITA. The primary outcome was death from any cause at 10-year follow-up.
In Global News: Heart Cells in Space, July Surgery Outcomes, and Monitoring for Transplant Rejection
February 1, 2019
Patient Care and General Interest Former Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh chimes in to the #10YearChallenge with a focus on his heart surgery.
A Case of Diffuse Three-Vessel Coronary Artery Disease With Triple Coronary Endarterectomy in a Patient Undergoing Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting
January 29, 2019
In this video, the authors present a triple coronary endarterectomy in a 68-year-old patient with severe coronary artery disease using a closed-traction technique.
January 16, 2019
The European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery and the European Society of Cardiology have, for the third time, brought together cardiac surgeons and cardiologists to draft a document on the treatment of coronary heart disease.
Cardiac Surgery in Patients With Parkinson's Disease: A Retrospective Analysis of a High-Risk Cohort
January 14, 2019
Schroeter and colleagues sought to determine the influence of Parkinson’s disease (PD) on perioperative outcomes after cardiac surgery, given the increasing incidence of cardiac surgery in patients with PD. They performed a retrospective analysis of 130 matched patient pairs who underwent surgery from 2001 to 2013.
January 9, 2019
Diwan and colleagues retrospectively compared daytime to nighttime extubation for patients after cardiac surgery, considering outcomes for patients who were extubated early and patients who had longer intubation times.
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.
Transient Acute Kidney Injury After Cardiac Surgery Does Not Independently Affect Postoperative Outcomes
December 24, 2018
Borracci and colleagues evaluated the incidence of acute kidney injury (AKI) in 418 patients during in-hospital care after cardiac surgery. The authors found AKI in 17.5 % of patients when considering the worst kidney function measurement in the postoperative period compared to 4.5 % of patients when only considering kidney function at discharge.