Posts Tagged ‘CABG’

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March 30th, 2015

Selections from Richard Lehman’s Literature Review: March 30th

This week’s topics include two papers comparing everolimus-eluting stents and CABG and a study of short-term exposure to air pollution and stroke.


March 16th, 2015

Better Than BEST? An Observational Comparison of PCI and CABG for Multivessel Coronary Disease

Sripal Bangalore discusses his observational study comparing CABG with everolimus-eluting stent PCI in patients with multivessel coronary disease, alongside findings from the BEST randomized trial.


September 29th, 2014

Selections from Richard Lehman’s Literature Review: September 29th

This week’s topics include prevalence and incidence trends in diabetes in the U.S., quality of life outcomes with CABG in ischemic left ventricular dysfunction, and more.


September 17th, 2014

Is It Safe to Offer PCI at VA Centers Without On-Site Cardiothoracic Surgery?

Thomas M. Maddox discusses his research group’s study of post-PCI outcomes at VA centers with or without on-site cardiothoracic surgery.


June 9th, 2014

Selections from Richard Lehman’s Literature Review: June 9th

This week’s topics include the CORONARY trial, the association of azithromycin with mortality and CV events among older patients hospitalized with pneumonia, and more.


January 9th, 2014

Hospital Quality Helps Explain Some Racial Disparities in CABG Outcomes

It has long been known that racial disparities exist in health care. A large body of research has found that nonwhite patients have worse outcomes than whites. But it has been difficult to understand the underlying reasons for these disparities.  Now a new study offers evidence that, at least in the case of bypass surgery, […]


December 3rd, 2013

Stents Lose in Comparisons with Surgery and Medical Therapy

Despite the enormous increase in the use of stents in recent decades, there is little or no good evidence comparing their use to the alternatives of CABG surgery or optimal medical therapy in patients also eligible for these strategies. Now two meta-analyses published in JAMA Internal Medicine provide new evidence that the alternatives to PCI […]


November 7th, 2013

Internal Mammary Artery Grafting During CABG: How Common, How Effective?

Mark A. Hlatky discusses his research group’s analysis of the prevalence and effectiveness of internal mammary artery grafting during CABG procedures performed in Medicare patients.


October 17th, 2013

New Insights Into Surgery vs. Stents for Diabetics with Multivessel Disease

Last year the large NHLBI FREEDOM trial demonstrated that coronary-artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery was superior to PCI when treating diabetic patients who have multivessel coronary disease. CABG resulted in significant reductions in death and MI, but this was offset slightly by a higher rate of stroke in the CABG group. Now, a new report from FREEDOM […]


August 28th, 2013

Remote Ischemic Preconditioning for CABG: An Investigator’s Perspective

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Gerd Heusch discusses his study group’s randomized trial of remote ischemic preconditioning before coronary artery bypass graft surgery.