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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 »
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 »
Pitt Study Finds Telephone Treatment of Depression After Cardiac Bypass Surgery Improves Outcomes, Saves Money by Len S. Patient Expert Posted Fri 22 Aug 2014 4:00pm Screening for depression and then providing a telephone-delivered, nurse-led “collaborative care” intervention following coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery not only improves health-related quality of life, physical functioning and mood symptoms, but also lowers medical costs and is highly cost-effective compared to doctors’ usual car ... Read on »
Pre operative angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor therapy increases mortality after coronary artery bypass grafting by David Smith, MD Posted Thu 11 Mar 2010 12:00am Dr. Savino calls our attention to this article by Miceli et al: This study evaluates the effect of pre-operative angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor (ACEI) therapy on early clinical outcomes after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG).  Therapy with ACEIs has been shown to reduce the rate of mortality and prevent cardiovascular ... Read on »
Bypassing the Bye Pass by Dr Gowthaman Facebook Posted Thu 23 Sep 2010 11:12pm 2 Comments BYPASSING THE BYPASS – AN NON INVASIVE INTEGRATIVE SOLUTION TO CADBy Dr Gowthaman, Medical Director, rVita health center (www.rvita.com)  The heart is a strong muscular pump. The heart pumps blood to nourish all parts of the body, including itself. It is responsible for pumping about 3,000 gallons of blood throughout the body every day. The blood t ... Read on »
Post-Cholecystectomy Syndrome (Symptoms after Gallbladder Surgery) by Robert W. Posted Sat 17 Oct 2009 2:03pm     Health Report: Post-Cholecystectomy Syndrome (Symptoms after Gallbladder Surgery)   "A critical weekly review of important new research findings for health-conscious readers..."   By, Robert A. Wascher, MD, FACS       Updated:  10/18/2009 The information in this column is intended fo ... Read on »
Certificate of Need Laws and Cardiac Surgery by Jason S. Patient Expert Posted Mon 05 Oct 2009 10:00pm Certificate of Need ( CON ) were enacted in order to try to stem the wave of increasing health care costs. In order for hospitals or other providers to expand or build a new facility, CON requires these organizations to get prior government approval. The logic was that when providers expanded medical facilities, supplier-induced demand would in ... Read on »
Delaying Elective Surgery after Hospital Admission Increases Risk of Infection by Bruce Friedman Patient Expert Posted Mon 03 Jan 2011 12:00am It's not an uncommon occurrence for a scheduled elective surgery to be delayed because the case gets crowded-out by emergency procedures or unexpected longer cases. This can be uncomfortable for the patient in question who has gotten ready psychologically for the surgery. But what can you do -- just wait your turn? It turns out that ... Read on »
Obesity Surgery in Diabetes Mellitus: A Three Year Trial Shows High "Cure Rates." The Implications for Population Health by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted Mon 31 Mar 2014 10:07pm In case there is any doubt about the long-term efficacy of obesity surgery for diabetes, check out this three year study that was just published by the New England Journal of Medicine . 150 persons between the ages of 20 and 60 years with an A1c greater than the recommended target of 7% and a BMI greater than 27 were randomly assigned to either ... Read on »
Health Headlines - October 27 by Meredy Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted Thu 23 Oct 2008 2:23pm Wal-Mart Expands Low-Cost Generic Drug Program Wal-Mart Stores Inc. announced Thursday that it's expanding its $4 generic prescription drug program to 12 more states, bringing the total to 27 states. A total of 2,507 Wal-Mart, Sam's Club and Neighborhood Market stores will offer the program, which charges $4 for a one-month supply of one ... Read on »