Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery News and Research

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Coronary Artery Bypass is surgery in which a healthy blood vessel taken from another part of the body is used to make a new path for blood around a blocked artery leading to the heart. This restores the flow of oxygen and nutrients to the heart. Also called aortocoronary bypass and CAB.
Coronary stents have no impact on mortality over the long term

Coronary stents have no impact on mortality over the long term

A British first, patient receives heart pump through groin, avoiding the need for surgery

A British first, patient receives heart pump through groin, avoiding the need for surgery

Pfizer provides information about its COX-2 product Bextra (valdecoxib)

Pfizer provides information about its COX-2 product Bextra (valdecoxib)

Study into treatments for Britain’s number one health problem, coronary heart disease

Study into treatments for Britain’s number one health problem, coronary heart disease

Surgery for angina in the elderly provides long-term mortality

Surgery for angina in the elderly provides long-term mortality

No benefit from early PCI/CABG in high risk unstable angina patients

No benefit from early PCI/CABG in high risk unstable angina patients

COX2 inhibitor lumiracoxib could be an effective treatment for osteoarthritis

COX2 inhibitor lumiracoxib could be an effective treatment for osteoarthritis

Patients at low risk of dying after coronary artery bypass graft surgery fare better with high-volume surgeons

Patients at low risk of dying after coronary artery bypass graft surgery fare better with high-volume surgeons

Anticoagulant therapy with enoxaparin is an effective alternative to heparin therapy for patients with acute coronary syndromes

Anticoagulant therapy with enoxaparin is an effective alternative to heparin therapy for patients with acute coronary syndromes

Exercise found to be equally effective as diuretics in preventing high blood pressure and an enlarged heart

Exercise found to be equally effective as diuretics in preventing high blood pressure and an enlarged heart

Treatment with atorvastatin cut incidence of stroke by almost a half

Treatment with atorvastatin cut incidence of stroke by almost a half

Financially burdened patients more likely to die after coronary revascularization

Financially burdened patients more likely to die after coronary revascularization

Bypass surgery results in better five-year survival than balloon angioplasty and stent procedures

Bypass surgery results in better five-year survival than balloon angioplasty and stent procedures

Continuous insulin monitoring does not raise hospital costs

Continuous insulin monitoring does not raise hospital costs

Growth factor protein succeeds in growing new coronary arteries

Growth factor protein succeeds in growing new coronary arteries