Cardiology

Kidney disease affects revascularization outcomes

(HealthDay)—The presence of comorbid chronic kidney disease (CKD) negatively impacts myocardial revascularization outcomes in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), according to a study published in the Feb. 5 issue ...

Cardiology

Death at 10 years similar with bilateral, single-artery CABG

(HealthDay)—There is no difference in the rate of death from any cause at 10 years for patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) with bilateral or single internal-thoracic-artery grafting, according to ...

Cardiology

Heart bypass surgery outperforms new generation stents

Despite the advent of a new generation of stents, patients with multiple narrowed arteries in the heart who received coronary artery bypass grafting fared better than those whose arteries were opened with balloon angioplasty ...

Cardiology

Anesthesiologists impact CABG surgery outcomes

(HealthDay)—For patients undergoing coronary artery bypass graft surgery, the rate of death or major complications varies across anesthesiologists, according to a study published in the March issue of Anesthesia & Analgesia.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Four-times daily ASA more effective in post-CABG patients

(HealthDay)—For patients undergoing coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery, four-times daily acetyl-salicylic acid (ASA) seems more effective than once-daily 81 mg or 325 mg ASA, according to a study published online ...

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