Cardiology

Sugary stent eases suturing of blood vessels

Reconstructive procedures and organ transplants demand nimble fingers that can restore blood flow by stitching together millimeter-scale arteries. It's a tough ask and time-consuming task for even the most skilled surgeon.

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

Bypass beats stents for diabetics with heart trouble: study

(HealthDay)—People with both diabetes and multiple clogged heart arteries live longer if they undergo bypass surgery rather than have their blood vessels reopened with stents, according to follow-up results from a landmark ...

Cardiology

Non-invasive stent monitoring techniques tested

A multi-institutional collaborative of researchers has created a new field probe for noninvasive and non-ionizing monitoring of the presence of metallic stents as well as their potential structural failures through microwave ...

Cardiology

Results from the OAC-ALONE trial reported

The first randomized trial of its kind was unable to establish non-inferiority of oral anticoagulation (OAC) alone to combined OAC and a single antiplatelet agent (APT) in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) and stable ...

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