News tagged with heart surgery

Experts design new outcomes website for heart surgeons

In a move towards greater transparency patients will now be able to access a wealth of data about heart surgery in the UK and go online and examine their heart surgeon's and hospital's outcome data prior to an operation thanks ...

Mar 19, 2013
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Clot-busting drug as effective as angioplasty

A clot-busting therapy may benefit some heart attack patients who cannot have immediate angioplasty, according to research presented today at the American College of Cardiology's 62nd Annual Scientific Session.

Mar 12, 2013
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Off-pump bypass better for high-risk patients

Bypass surgery done without a heart-lung machine, known as off-pump, may provide better post-operative outcomes than on-pump bypass surgery for high-risk patients, according to research presented today at the American College ...

Mar 12, 2013
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Heart-lung machines prove safe even in the elderly

One of the scariest parts of bypass surgery—having your heart stopped and going on a heart-lung machine while doctors fix your clogged arteries—is safe even in the elderly and doesn't cause mental decline as many people ...

Mar 11, 2013
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MRI saves heart muscle

Researchers using cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) discovered that thinned non-contracting heart muscle caused by a heart attack can potentially improve in function and be reversed after cardiac bypass surgery. This ...

Mar 06, 2013
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