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Cardiac Bypass, Angioplasty and Stenting by Jeffrey Dach MD by Jeffrey Dach MD Medical Doctor Posted Wed 14 Jan 2009 5:49pm Cardiac Bypass, Angioplasty and Stenting by Jeffrey Dach MD No Reduction in Mortality or Heart Attacks    The following thirty nine medical studies compare invasive treatment with conservative treatment of coronary artery disease.  Invasive treatment with bypass surgery, stent or angioplasty ... Read on »
Bypass Surgery, Medications Both Options to be Considered for Heart Failure Patients with Coronary Artery Disease by Medline Plus Posted Fri 08 Apr 2011 8:19pm A new study found that coronary artery bypass surgery added to medical therapy for selected chronic heart failure patients offered benefits over medical therapy alone. The combination of the two treatment approaches reduced the combined rate of deaths and heart-related hospital stay ... Read on »
CABG Surgery vs. PCI in Diabetics with Coronary Artery Disease; Sweetened Beverages and Coronary Art by Robert W. Posted Mon 23 Mar 2009 12:40pm   Health Report: CABG Surgery vs. PCI in Diabetics with Coronary Artery Disease  Sweetened Beverages and Coronary Artery Disease  "A critical weekly review of important new research findings for health-conscious readers..." By, Robert A. Wascher, MD, FACS Updated:  03/22/2009 The information in this column is inte ... Read on »
Training Attention and Memory after Bypass Surgery by Alvaro F. Healthy Living Professional Posted Tue 18 Sep 2012 9:42am “Brain Training” May Lessen Cognitive Impairments Associated with Coronary Bypass Surgery  (press release): “This study demonstrated that patients suffering from cognitive deficits after coronary bypass surgery could greatly benefit from cognitive training that targets both attention and memory—the cognitive functions most affected after t ... Read on »
Which is Superior, Angioplasty or Bypass? by Ng Peng Hock Patient Expert Posted Tue 07 Oct 2008 6:23pm I always hear people around me debating about the superiority of angioplasty and coronary artery bypass grafting. Some insisted angioplasty is good because it carries lesser risk than bypass, while others argued that bypass could prevent heart patients from getting a repeat procedure or surgery over a longer period. Coronary Angioplasty (or ... Read on »
NIH Study Shows Survival Advantage for Bypass Surgery Compared with Non-Surgical Procedure by Medline Plus Posted Tue 27 Mar 2012 9:51am A new comparative effectiveness study found older adults with stable coronary heart disease (CHD) who underwent bypass surgery had better long-term survival rates than those who underwent a non-surgical procedure to improve blood flow to the heart muscle, also called revasculariz ... Read on »
Boston Scientific states percutaneous coronary intervention is more cost effective than coronary artery bypass by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Sun 29 Mar 2009 3:49pm I think we can all somewhat figure this out, but there are cases to where open heart surgery may the answer.  A short while back with my interview with Dr. Muhs, who is  the principal investigator on all of the endovascular trials conducted in the Section of Vascular Surgery at Yale University School of Medicine, I learned quite a bit.  Each p ... Read on »
Effect of Decreasing Medicare Reimbursement Rates on CABG Surgeries by Jason S. Patient Expert Posted Thu 22 Apr 2010 12:22am Many researchers claim that decreasing physician reimbursement will decrease Medicare expenditures.  Mechanically, this is true, but in reality, physicians may adjust their treatment behavior to make up for lost income.  A study by Yip (1998) evaluates how change in reimbursement for coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgeries affected the vo ... Read on »
Coronary Artery Disease: CABG vs. Stents?; Swimming Lessons & Drowning Risk in Children by Robert W. Posted Sun 08 Mar 2009 1:52am 2 Comments   Health Report: Coronary Artery Disease: CABG vs. Stents?  Swimming Lessons & Drowning Risk in Children  "A critical weekly review of important new research findings for health-conscious readers..."   By, Robert A. Wascher, MD, FACS    Updated:  03/8/2009 The information in this column is intended for informati ... Read on »
Less Invasive Surgery Safe for Harvesting Bypass Veins by Medline Plus Posted Tue 31 Jul 2012 4:00pm No major difference in outcomes of coronary artery bypass graft with minimal or large leg incisions Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery , Endoscopy Read on »