The authors analyzed dual antiplatelet use after coronary bypass grafting in patients from 2011 to 2017, and they identified an increase driven by patient demographics.
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Minimally Invasive Direct Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting and Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation
June 30, 2020
This video demonstrates a minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass grafting associated to transcatheter aortic valve implantation through a left anterior minithoracotomy in the fourth intercostal space.
Robotic-Assisted Transmyocardial Laser Revascularization Combined With Left Atrial Appendage Exclusion Using an Atrial Clip
June 16, 2020
This video demonstrates the technique of robotic-assisted transmyocardial laser revascularization combined with application of an atrial clip to provide left atrial appendage exclusion.
June 4, 2020
Filmed at the 2020 STS Annual Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana, Jessica Luc interviews Marc Ruel about his pioneering work in minimally invasive cardiac surgical operations.
Long-Term Outcomes in Patients With Severely Reduced Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction Undergoing Percutaneous Coronary Intervention vs Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting
May 13, 2020
This original article using very carefully the propensity match analysis tried to answer the question regarding long-term outcomes of patients with severely reduced left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) who undergo revascularization by percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) or coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG).
May 1, 2020
This original article covers the topic of surgical ablation for atrial fibrillation (AF) during coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG). The presented data from the Polish national registry of cardiac surgery procedures includes more than 7800 patients with underlying AF undergoing CABG.
April 24, 2020
Interesting metanalytic review on the effect of binary gender in mammals.
Impact of Non-Respect of SYNTAX Score II Recommendation for Surgery in Patients With Left Main Coronary Artery Disease Treated by Percutaneous Coronary Intervention: An EXCEL Substudy
April 21, 2020
Modolo et al. present a substudy from the EXCEL trail. They looked into the impact of the SYNTAX score II treatment recommendation for patients with left main disease.
April 13, 2020
Topical review on the epidemic in Britain, with a number of observations that relate to the cardiothoracic surgeons and all healthcare professionals: -The assertion that the National Health Service in Britain was overrun PRIOR to the pandemic. -The assertion that acute angina is now being undertreated.
Ticagrelor-Based Antiplatelet Regimens in Patients Treated With Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting: A Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials
April 11, 2020
The authors present a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials regarding the outcome of ticagrelor-based antiplatelet therapies in patients after coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery. They found a reduced rate of major adverse cardiac events and a reduced mortality in these patients receiving aspirin and/or clopidogrel.