Since guidelines for treating ischemic mitral regurgitation (IMR) in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) have changed over time, this study aimed to assess the real-world impact of that change.
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January 27, 2023
December 21, 2022
A comparative study between five types of transcatheter heart valves found that although adverse outcome rates are low among all devices, some differences do stand out.
Concomitant Surgical Management of Postinfarctual Ventricular Septal Rupture and Left Anterior Ventricular Aneurysm
December 13, 2022
This video presents the case of a sixty-six-year-old woman with an association of anteroapical left ventricular aneurysm (LVA) and an anterior postinfarction ventricular septal defect (VSD).
2021 Coronary Revascularization Guidelines—Lessons in the Importance of Data Scrutiny and Reappraisal of Evidence
December 1, 2022
This recent JAMA Surgery editorial addresses the controversy associated with the 2021 ACC/AHA/SCAI guidelines on coronary revascularization. It underscores the importance of attention to source data and accurate characterization of evidence.
Study Demonstrates Unexpected Electrical Changes in First Successful Transplant of Genetically Modified Pig Heart
November 17, 2022
Researchers continue to report findings from the first genetically modified pig heart transplant into a human ten months after the surgery. Their latest study found unexpected electrocardiogram results in the patient, which the authors say did not contribute to heart failure.
November 16, 2022
With the variation of skills and procedures present in cardiovascular surgery, a video or article with distinct and informative steps can clarify both simple and complex procedures. These five recent articles provide easy-to-follow approaches to popular cardiac surgical procedures.
November 2, 2022
This article describes challenges and solutions for robotic assisted LIMA to LAD bypass surgery.
October 19, 2022
As one of the most performed cardiac surgical procedures worldwide, the coronary artery bypass graft is important to understand in all of its variations. This roundup covers a wide variety of the procedure’s nuances.
October 3, 2022
This video presents a case of an off pump re-do CABG using a recycled LIMA graft in combination with the right internal mammary artery and the right gastroepiploic artery.
Differences in Metabolomic Profiles Between Black and White Women and Risk of Coronary Heart Disease: an Observational Study of Women From Four US Cohorts
September 20, 2022
Plasma metabolomic profiles were examined to determine differences in social determinants of health between Black and white women. This observational study paves the groundwork for further investigation of social disparity in atheromatous disease.