Declining CABG rate means fewer jobs for surgeons
- Quality watch. Greene, Jan; Serb, Chris // H&HN: Hospitals & Health Networks;04/05/97, Vol. 71 Issue 7, p17
Discusses two studies which provide information on the coverage for veterans who participated in clinical trials and angioplasty provided by Veteran Affairs (VA). How the institute will increase the number of clinical trials it conducts at VA facilities; Difference between the average recovery...
- Less pain, same gain. // Modern Healthcare;03/10/97, Vol. 27 Issue 10, p51
Presents information from the `Journal of the American Medical Association,' study on the effectiveness of angioplasty in comparison to heart bypass surgery. Information on findings from study; Description of both operations; Statistical information on Americans who have either angioplasty or...
- Neuropsychological and Psychiatric Outcomes Following Coronary Surgery or Angioplasty: A Comparative Study. Sader, Mark A.; Miller, Laurie A.; Caine, Diana; McCredie, Robyn J.; Corr, Melissa J.; Robertson, Michael; Watson, John D. G.; Celermajer, David S. // Heart, Lung & Circulation;Oct2002, Vol. 11 Issue 2, p95
Background: Medical outcomes following coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) or percutanï¿½eous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) are similar, but few studies have compared neuropsychological outcomes after these procedures. Methods: A retrospective study compared detailed...
- Comparison of Angioplasty and Coronary Bypass Surgery. // American Family Physician;2/1/1995, Vol. 51 Issue 2, p540
Cites a study published in the October 20, 1994 issue of the `New England Journal of Medicine' evaluating the effectiveness of angioplasty and coronary bypass surgery. Similarity in effectiveness in terms of mortality; Greater initial morbidity associated with surgical procedures.
- Transesophageal echocardiography evaluation and follow-up of left main coronary artery patch angioplasty. Sharoni, Erez; Erez, Eldad; Shapira, Yaron; Vidne, Bernardo A.; Sagie, Alexander // European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery;Apr2003, Vol. 23 Issue 4, p585
Objective: Isolated ostial stenosis of the left main coronary artery is a rare but serious condition. The treatment is surgical with two options: coronary artery bypass grafting or surgical angioplasty of the left main coronary artery. Assessing surgical results as well as follow-up were...
- Angioplasty and bypass surgery in patients with severe angina. // American Family Physician;3/1/1996, Vol. 53 Issue 4, p1339
Reports on a study published in the 1995 issue of the `Lancet' periodical by Pocock et al who conducted a meta-analysis of literature on angioplasty and bypass surgery in patients with severe angina to compare the merits of these two treatment options. Methodology of the study; Research design.
- Cholesterol drugs after surgery. // Consumer Reports on Health;Nov94, Vol. 6 Issue 11, p125
Reports that a study has confirmed that medications prescribed to lower blood-cholesterol levels after a bypass surgery or angioplasty can continue to clear clogged arteries and prevent heart attacks.
- A new warning for heart patients with diabetes. // Countdown;Winter96, Vol. 17 Issue 1, p12
Reports that for patients with diabetes, angioplasty procedures to clear heart blockages can have significantly greater risks than bypass surgery. Clinical alert issued by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute to physicians recommending coronary bypass surgery as the preferred treatment...
- A Randomized Trial Comparing Coronary Angioplasty with Coronary Bypass Surgery. King, Spencer B.; Lembo, Nicholas J.; Weintraub, William S.; Kosinski, Andrzej S.; Barnhart, Huiman X.; Kutner, Michael H.; Alazraki, Naomi P.; Guyton, Robert A.; Zhao, Xue-Qiao // New England Journal of Medicine;10/20/94, Vol. 331 Issue 16, p1044
Background: The clinical benefit of percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) as compared with coronary-artery bypass grafting (CABG) for patients with multivessel coronary artery disease has not been established. To determine the outcomes of these treatments in patients referred for...