Mortality rates among patients undergoing surgical repair of acute aortic dissection in the United States appear to be strongly associated with both institution and surgeon case volume, with lower mortality rates among surgeons and institutions...
4/29/2013 10:30 AM EDT
Antidepressant therapy that begins 2 to 3 weeks before coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery and continues until 6 months post-surgery may help some patients recover their mental health more quickly and reduce postoperative pain
4/29/2013 10:00 AM EDT
Patients with primary breast cancer that has spread to the lungs may live longer if the lung metastases are surgically removed.
3/27/2013 1:30 PM EDT
The cognitive dysfunction observed in patients who undergo coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery usually disappears within 8 weeks following surgery.
3/27/2013 1:55 PM EDT
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) has released a set of clinical practice guidelines to address major advances in the evaluation and management of patients with aortic valve disease.
3/27/2013 2:35 PM EDT
Survival following heart transplantation is associated with several patient characteristics, including patient education, higher social and economic satisfaction, and patient adherence with medications.
2/26/2013 1:30 PM EST
STS and ACC have received a unique investigational device exemption from the FDA to study “alternative access” approaches for transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR)
2/13/2013 3:45 PM EST
Performing heart surgery on the same day as angiography is now confirmed as a risk factor for acute kidney injury (AKI), and hospital policy limiting the practice for elective cardiac surgery has significantly reduced the rate of AKI.
1/30/2013 12:00 PM EST