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Coronary disease

February 20, 2020
This study of Medicare beneficiaries evaluated how often CABG was performed related to narrow intervals around a patient's birthday.
January 21, 2020
The authors demonstrate the technique of endoscopic radial artery harvesting.
January 1, 2020
In the ongoing debate about the results of the EXCEL trial in which Professor Taggart withdrew his authorship and EACTS withdrew their support for the recommendations regarding PCI versus CABG, we previously posted the response from the EXCEL remaining coauthors : 
December 19, 2019
Following the withdrawal of the support of EACTS for the left main stem chapter of the EACTS/ESC Chapter of the revascularisation guidelines following the BBC Newsnight documentary of this, and the withdrawal of Professor David Taggart as an author of the EXCEL trial published in the NEJM, the EXCEL trial authors have published a very robust defence
December 17, 2019
Drs Patrick Myers, David Taggart, and Michael Mack discuss the ORBITA trial, focusing on the importance of the sham-control design of the trial, ORBITA's context within previous and upcoming trials, and what the results mean for cardiac surgeons.
December 17, 2019
Drs Stan Antonides, David Taggart, Joseph Sabik, and Michael Mack discuss the patency and longevity of vein grafts in cardiac surgery.
December 10, 2019
In this video, the authors demonstrate a minimal access endoscopic solution for a complicated postmyocardial infarction ventricular septal defect.
December 10, 2019
Following the withdrawal of Professor Taggart’s name from the author list of the EXCEL trial, the BBC in the UK have filmed a full exposé of some of the background to this decision.
December 3, 2019
This video demonstrates a minimally invasive CABG combined with mitral valve repair and left ventricle aneurysm repair through a left anterior thoracotomy.

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