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- Coronary Artery Surgery: The Use of Decision Analysis. Pauker, Stephen G. // Annals of Internal Medicine;Jul76, Vol. 85 Issue 1, p8
Focuses on a study which examined the choice between coronary bypass surgery and medical therapy in patients with angiographically documented coronary artery disease. Variables that determine the value of bypass surgery; Methodology of the study; Results and discussion.
- SYNTAX creates common ground for coronary risk assessment. BROSKY, JOHN // Medical Device Daily;9/3/2010, Vol. 14 Issue 172, p1
The article offers information on the SYNTAX trial, which is said to create a context for coronary risk assessment. According to the author, SYNTAX gained credibility among cardiologists when deciding between percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG)....
- Racial/Ethnic Variations in Physician Recommendations for Cardiac Revascularization. Ibrahim, Said A.; Whittle, Jeff; Bean-Mayberry, Bevanne; Kelley, Mary E.; Good, Chester; Conigliaro, Joseph // American Journal of Public Health;Oct2003, Vol. 93 Issue 10, p1689
Objectives. We sought to examine whether physician recommendations for cardiac revascularization vary according to patient race. Methods. We studied patients scheduled for coronary angiography at 2 hospitals, one public and one private, between November 1997 and June 1999. Cardiologists were...
- Goal-directed fluid management reduces vasopressor and catecholamine use in cardiac surgery patients. Goepfert, Matthias S. G.; Reuter, Daniel A.; Akyol, Derya; Lamm, Peter; Kilger, Erich; Goetz, Alwin E. // Intensive Care Medicine;Jan2007, Vol. 33 Issue 1, p96
We examined whether guiding therapy by an algorithm based on optimizing the global end-diastolic volume index (GEDVI) reduces the need for vasopressor and inotropic support and helps to shorten ICU stay in cardiac surgery patients. Single-center clinical study with a historical control group at...
- Off-pump CABG no better for cognitive function. // Cardiovascular Device Update;Mar2007, Vol. 13 Issue 3, p18
The article discusses a study conducted by researchers at the University of Medical Center Utrecht on off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG). A known side effect of bypass surgery is a decline in cognitive function. Researchers at the university have discovered that the off-pump...
- BY THE NUMBERS. // Modern Healthcare;6/27/2005, Vol. 35 Issue 26, p9
Reports on a decline in death rate after coronary artery bypass in New Jersey from 1994 to 2002.
- Totally endoscopic coronary artery bypass graft. Dosan, S.; Aybek, T.; Risteski, P.; Mierdl, S.; Stein, H.; Herzog, C.; Khan, M. F.; Dzemali, O.; Moritz, A.; Wimmer-Greinecker, G. // Surgical Endoscopy;Nov2004, Vol. 18 Issue 11, p1587
Background: Robotically enhanced telemanipulation for totally endoscopic coronary artery bypass does not provide adequate tactile feedback., traction, or countertraction. The exposition of coronary target sites is difficult, the visual field is limited, and the epicardial stabilization may be...
- Off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting in an octogenarian with situs inversus and dextrocardia: Report of a case. Takahashi, Hiroaki; Okada, Kenji; Matsumori, Masamichi; Okita, Yutaka // Surgery Today;Aug2011, Vol. 41 Issue 8, p1130
Dextrocardia associated with situs inversus totalis is a rare condition. A small number of patients with the condition have been reported after undergoing myocardial revascularization. We experienced a case of this rare disorder in an 83-year-old man. He was successfully treated by off-pump...
- Beating-Heart Bypass Is Better. Matus, Jordan; Harrar, Sarí // Prevention;Dec2003, Vol. 55 Issue 12, p141
Reports on the benefits of using beating-heart bypass to reduce the risk of dislodging microscopic debris that travels to the brain. Risk associated with using heart-lung machine in heart bypass surgeries; Percentage of bypasses in the U.S. that used the beating-heart bypass procedure.