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History of HF, regardless of EF, risk factor for poor CABG outcomes

July 26, 2016

Regardless of preoperative ejection fraction, history of HF is an independent risk factor for poor short-term and long-term outcomes after CABG, according to data published in JAMA Cardiology.

Researchers analyzed 41,906 patients (mean age, 67 years; 21% women) from the SWEDEHEART registry who underwent primary isolated CABG in Sweden between 2001 and 2013 to discover whether EF played a role in survival outcomes. Patients were categorized as having no HF and preserved EF, no HF with reduced EF, HF with preserved EF (HFpEF) or HF with reduced EF (HFrEF).

CMS proposes new bundled payment models for high-quality cardiac, hip fracture care

July 26, 2016
The CMS has proposed new bundled payment models for high-quality cardiac and hip fracture care as part of continuing efforts to reward quality care at a lower cost. The…
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Novel device enables surgical mitral valve repair without stopping heart

July 25, 2016
In a first-in-human study, a novel preformed expanded polytetrafluoroethylene cordal implantation device conferred positive outcomes in patients undergoing surgical…
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Sutureless aortic bioprosthesis safe, feasible in patients requiring surgical AVR

July 20, 2016
A sutureless aortic bioprosthesis was associated with good outcomes in patients undergoing surgical aortic valve replacement, according to findings presented at the…
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History of HF, regardless of EF, risk factor for poor CABG outcomes

July 26, 2016
Regardless of preoperative ejection fraction, history of HF is an independent risk factor for poor short-term and long-term outcomes after CABG…

CMS proposes new bundled payment models for high-quality cardiac, hip fracture care

July 26, 2016
The CMS has proposed new bundled payment models for high-quality cardiac and hip fracture care as part of continuing efforts to reward quality care…

In the Journals

Novel device enables surgical mitral valve repair without stopping heart

July 25, 2016
In a first-in-human study, a novel preformed expanded polytetrafluoroethylene cordal implantation device conferred positive outcomes in patients…

Meeting News Coverage

Sutureless aortic bioprosthesis safe, feasible in patients requiring surgical AVR

July 20, 2016
A sutureless aortic bioprosthesis was associated with good outcomes in patients undergoing surgical aortic valve replacement, according to findings…

In the Journals

MACCE rates similar for multivessel PCI, hybrid coronary revascularization

July 19, 2016
Patients treated with multivessel PCI or hybrid coronary revascularization displayed no significant difference in MACCE rates over 12 months…

In the Journals

Arterial revascularization benefits patients with diabetes undergoing CABG

July 15, 2016
CABG with total arterial revascularization conferred better long-term mortality in patients with diabetes than conventional CABG, researchers…

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Self-expanding TAVR yields better systolic valve performance, less patient-prosthesis mismatch vs. surgical AVR

July 8, 2016
Transcatheter aortic valve replacement with a self-expanding bioprothesis was associated with better systolic valve performance, less right…

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LV torsion may predict outcomes after mitral valve surgery

June 30, 2016
In patients with nonischemic, chronic, severe secondary mitral regurgitation and a narrow QRS, left ventricular torsion may predict post-mitral…

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Volume of acute cerebral ischemic lesions affects carotid revascularization outcomes

June 22, 2016
Larger volume of acute cerebral ischemic lesions is associated with increased risk for stroke or death after endovascular or surgical carotid…

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CABG may improve long-term outcomes vs. PCI in patients with left main disease, high SYNTAX score

June 21, 2016
PCI appears to be a feasible alternative to CABG in patients with unprotected left main disease with low or intermediate SYNTAX scores, but CABG…

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