Cardiology

Medics suggest modifications to coronary artery stenting

Bifurcation lesions are a challenge, even for an experienced cardiac surgeon. Currently, there are two surgical techniques for dealing with them, but no medical consensus on which one applies to which case. Russian scientists ...

Cardiology

Guideline-directed medical tx adherence low post CABG

(HealthDay)—Compliance with guideline-directed medical therapy (GDMT) is low, and remains higher in percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) than in coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), according to a review published ...

Cardiology

New drug-eluting stents very promising

New-generation stents containing anti-vasoconstriction medication perform well. They are safe and efficient for most patients, over both the short term and the long term. According to Liefke van der Heijden, a trainee cardiologist ...

Cardiology

Achieving optimal medical tx before PCI beneficial in CAD

(HealthDay)—In patients with coronary artery disease (CAD), achievement of optimal medical therapy (OMT) before implantation of a drug-eluting stent significantly reduces subsequent cardiac events, according to a study ...

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