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Type 1 diabetes increases post-CABG mortality risk

April 22, 2015

Patients with type 1 diabetes appear to have twice the risk for death after undergoing CABG than patients without type 1 diabetes, according to recent findings.

Type 2 diabetes confers only a slightly increased post-CABG mortality risk, the researchers wrote.

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Long-term survival similar for bioprosthetic, mechanical replacement mitral valves

April 14, 2015
At 15 years, survival was similar among adults aged 50 to 69 years who underwent mitral valve replacement with a mechanical prosthetic or bioprosthetic valve, according…
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ERRICA: Remote ischemic preconditioning fails to improve CABG outcomes

April 9, 2015
SAN DIEGO — Remote ischemic preconditioning did not improve long-term clinical outcomes in high-risk patients undergoing on-pump CABG with blood cardioplegia…
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RECESS: Red cell storage duration fails to affect outcomes in patients undergoing cardiac surgery

April 8, 2015
The duration of red cell storage before transfusion did not impact organ dysfunction in patients undergoing cardiac surgery, according to the results of the RECESS…
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ESC Congress to highlight wide range of CV research

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Strategies to improve adherence to dual antiplatelet therapy

A Call to Action: Strategies to Improve Adherence to Dual Antiplatelet Therapy Following Percutaneous Coronary Intervention

April 24, 2015 Expires: 4/24/2016
Those with acute coronary syndrome who undergo percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) to open a blocked coronary artery are prescribed an oral…
In the Journals

Type 1 diabetes increases post-CABG mortality risk

April 22, 2015
Patients with type 1 diabetes appear to have twice the risk for death after undergoing CABG than patients without type 1 diabetes, according to…
In the Journals

Long-term survival similar for bioprosthetic, mechanical replacement mitral valves

April 14, 2015
At 15 years, survival was similar among adults aged 50 to 69 years who underwent mitral valve replacement with a mechanical prosthetic or…
Meeting News CoveragePerspective

ERRICA: Remote ischemic preconditioning fails to improve CABG outcomes

April 9, 2015
SAN DIEGO — Remote ischemic preconditioning did not improve long-term clinical outcomes in high-risk patients undergoing on-pump CABG with…
In the Journals

RECESS: Red cell storage duration fails to affect outcomes in patients undergoing cardiac surgery

April 8, 2015
The duration of red cell storage before transfusion did not impact organ dysfunction in patients undergoing cardiac surgery, according to the results…
In the Journals

CABG may confer improved survival over PCI in patients with diabetes

April 8, 2015
Among patients with diabetes with CVD in the Coronary Artery Revascularization Evaluation registry, CABG was associated with better long-term…
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Smoking linked to poor outcomes after revascularization in patients with complex CAD

April 1, 2015
Cigarette smoking was associated with adverse clinical outcomes, including recurrent MI, stroke and death, in patients with complex CAD undergoing…
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BEST: MACE higher with PCI vs. CABG in multivessel CAD

March 23, 2015
SAN DIEGO — New data from the BEST trial failed to demonstrate that PCI with everolimus-eluting stents was noninferior to CABG for the primary…
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Frequency of blood tests, phlebotomy volumes high in patients undergoing cardiac surgery

March 20, 2015
Laboratory testing among patients undergoing cardiac surgery can lead to excessive bloodletting, which can increase the risk for developing…
A. Gillinov, MD Meeting News CoveragePerspective

Ablation improves rhythm control in mitral valve surgery

March 19, 2015
SAN DIEGO — Mitral valve surgery plus ablation yielded significant improvement in freedom from atrial fibrillation compared with mitral valve…
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