Surgery

Top Story

Adherence to lipid-management guidelines benefits patients with CLI

May 23, 2017

Patients undergoing revascularization for critical limb ischemia had better mortality and major adverse limb event outcomes if they adhered to the statin intensity recommended in the 2013 American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association lipid-management guidelines, researchers reported.

The researchers conducted a retrospective analysis of all patients who underwent first-time endovascular or surgical revascularization for CLI — also called chronic limb-threatening ischemia — at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, between 2005 and 2014.

In the Journals

Successful CTO PCI linked to decreased mortality, CABG risk

May 22, 2017
Recently published data demonstrated a high success rate of elective chronic total occlusion PCI as well as an association between successful procedures and decreased…
FDA News

Abbott voluntarily recalls lots of three coronary catheters

May 16, 2017
The FDA announced that Abbott has initiated a voluntary recall of certain lots of three coronary catheters based on difficulty removing the protective balloon sheath…

Cardiac critical care team leverages technology to manage patients after procedures

May 9, 2017
The cardiac critical care process can be a haphazard one, but some institutions have put together cardiac critical care teams, which bring together cardiologists…
In the Journals

Adherence to lipid-management guidelines benefits patients with CLI

May 23, 2017
Patients undergoing revascularization for critical limb ischemia had better mortality and major adverse limb event outcomes if they adhered to the…

In the Journals

Successful CTO PCI linked to decreased mortality, CABG risk

May 22, 2017
Recently published data demonstrated a high success rate of elective chronic total occlusion PCI as well as an association between successful…

FDA News

Abbott voluntarily recalls lots of three coronary catheters

May 16, 2017
The FDA announced that Abbott has initiated a voluntary recall of certain lots of three coronary catheters based on difficulty removing the…

Cardiac critical care team leverages technology to manage patients after procedures

May 9, 2017
The cardiac critical care process can be a haphazard one, but some institutions have put together cardiac critical care teams, which bring together…

Trial Scorecards

Trial Scorecard: CHEETAH

Cardiology Today, May 2017
Analysis of the effect of levosimendan on mortality rates after cardiac surgery.

Meeting News

Higher operator volume confers better outcomes after mitral valve surgery

May 8, 2017
In patients undergoing mitral valve surgery, operator volume was associated with durable repair and survival at 1 year, according to a presentation…

FDA News

Intra-aortic balloon pump receives FDA clearance for treatment of arrhythmias, elevated heart rate

May 5, 2017
Teleflex announced FDA clearance for an intra-aortic balloon pump for the treatment of patients with severe arrhythmias or heart rates up to 200…

Meeting News

Patients with AF benefit from biatrial maze procedure during mitral valve surgery

May 4, 2017
Weekly transtelephonic monitoring in patients with atrial fibrillation who had mitral valve surgery showed decreased atrial fibrillation prevalence…

Pulmonary atresia with ventricular septal defect: What you should know

May 3, 2017
Pulmonary atresia with ventricular septal defect has become a prevalent topic in cardiology due to TV personality and comedian Jimmy Kimmel’s

Researchers advise hospitals on locating, preventing M. chimera cases linked to HCDs

May 3, 2017
Researchers advised hospitals on how to locate and notify patients who may have been exposed to Mycobacterium chimaera from contaminated LivaNova 3T…

More Headlines »
Advertisement
Advertisement