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Coronary disease

August 15, 2019
Using a machine learning algorithm, resource utilization among more than 1 million Medicare patients undergoing one of 6 operations including CABG and lung resection was analyzed.  Super users comprised 4.8% of the cohort but consumed 31.7% of the resources.  Risk factors for super use included paraplegia/hemiplegia, weight loss, and CHF combined wit
August 9, 2019
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.
August 7, 2019
The authors in this study ask—given the known racial disparities in the US healthcare system—what happens in a universal insurance program like TRICARE in terms of quality of care after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG)?
August 6, 2019
The authors present a modified no-touch technique of the saphenous vein harvesting in an off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery.
August 4, 2019
The Throacic Surgery Residents Association (TSRA) Decision Algorithms in Cardiothoracic Surgery is a 100-chapter compendium with an individual algorithm for clinical decisions spanning the entire scope of cardiothoracic surgery.
August 1, 2019
In this trial involving over 400 patients, accupuncture was compared to two sham groups and an observation group. The intervention group experienced a nearly two-thirds reduction in the frequency of angina attacks during the 20-week treatment period, significantly better than the sham and observation groups.
July 30, 2019
U.S. News has just released the 2019-2020 best hospitals in the United States based on data from nearly 5,000 medical centers.
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.

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