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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 endpoint of all-cause mortality, MI or target vessel revascularization at 2 years.

At longer-term follow-up, however, PCI with everolimus-eluting stents (EES) was associated with a significant increase in the incidence of the primary endpoint compared with CABG, Seung-Jung Park, MD, of Asan Medical Center in Seoul, South Korea, reported at the American College of Cardiology Scientific Sessions.

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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 hospital-acquired anemia and…
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 surgery alone…
Meeting News Coverage

PRECOMBAT: 5-year MACCE similar with PCI, CABG

March 16, 2015
SAN DIEGO — Patients with unprotected left main coronary artery stenosis who underwent PCI with a sirolimus-eluting stent or CABG had a similar rate of MACCE at…
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Debating the Differences and Nuances of Antiplatelet Therapy in ACS and PCI: Not a One-Size-Fits-All?

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. and Lilly USA, LLC.

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Obesity Consults: Volume 2, Number 4 Obesity and the Cardiovascular System

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This activity is supported by an educational grant from Eisai, Inc. and Vivus, Inc.

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Seung Jung Park Meeting News Coverage

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…
In the Journals

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…
Meeting News Coverage

PRECOMBAT: 5-year MACCE similar with PCI, CABG

March 16, 2015
SAN DIEGO — Patients with unprotected left main coronary artery stenosis who underwent PCI with a sirolimus-eluting stent or CABG had a similar…
In the Journals

AVR operative risk higher for patients with low ejection fraction, paradoxical low flow

March 13, 2015
In a study of patients with severe aortic stenosis who underwent aortic valve replacement, those with low ejection fraction and paradoxical low flow…
In the Journals

TITRe2: Restrictive transfusion threshold not superior to liberal strategy after cardiac surgery

March 11, 2015
After cardiac surgery, use of a restrictive threshold for hemoglobin level in red-cell transfusions was associated with similar morbidity and health…

STS releases first public national report of congenital heart surgery outcomes

March 7, 2015
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons has released a publicly accessible national report of surgical outcomes from the Congenital Heart Surgery…
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In patients with mitral regurgitation, surgery improves well-being

March 5, 2015
Compared with patients who do not undergo surgery, patients with organic mitral regurgitation who undergo surgery experience significant improvements…
Meeting News Coverage

Stentless bioprosthetic valve effective for patients with congenital heart disease

February 26, 2015
A stentless bioprosthetic valve used to replace the pulmonary valve in patients with congenital heart disease was associated with good clinical…
Constantine D. Mavroudis, MD, MSc Meeting News Coverage

Infants with certain congenital defects, genetic variant show better postsurgical outcomes

February 25, 2015
A minor allele of vascular endothelial growth factor A was associated with improved survival after surgery for congenital heart disease in infants…
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