Cardiology

Results from the FORECAST trial reported

In the FORECAST randomized clinical trial, the use of fractional flow reserve management derived from computed tomography (FFRCT) did not significantly reduce costs but did reduce the use of invasive coronary angiography ...

Cardiology

Study looks at changes in outcomes for coronary revascularization

The most common type of heart disease—coronary artery disease—affects 6.7% of adults and accounts for 20% of 2 in 10 deaths of adults under age 65. The condition builds over time as inflammation and cholesterol-containing ...

Cardiology

Variation in revascularization for asymptomatic SIHD unexplained

(HealthDay)—For asymptomatic patients with stable ischemic heart disease (SIHD) and coronary artery disease (CAD), there is considerable variation in revascularization practice that is not explained by known factors, according ...

Cardiology

Lasting benefit for CABG in diabetes, multivessel disease

(HealthDay)—For patients with diabetes mellitus (DM) with multivessel coronary disease (MVD), coronary revascularization with coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) is associated with lower all-cause mortality than percutaneous ...

Cardiology

PCI, CABG both acceptable for CKD patients with LMCAD

(HealthDay)—For patients with left main coronary artery disease (LMCAD), those with and without chronic kidney disease (CKD) undergoing revascularization have similar long-term outcomes with percutaneous coronary intervention ...

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