A co-author of the large trial comparing endoscopic versus open harvesting techniques explains the study’s context and its implications for practice.
Limited surgeon experience with bilateral ITA grafting was associated with poorer outcomes with the procedure. An expert explains why this argues for designating CABG a cardiac surgery subspecialty.
The new RADIAL analysis boosts support for the radial artery over the saphenous vein as a second conduit, but resistance to multiarterial grafting lingers. Two newer trials may help shift practice.
Acute infective tricuspid valve endocarditis in an IV drug user allows for few management options. This intraoperative video profiles one option that yielded success in a 29-year-old patient.
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The DACAB trial made headlines at AHA 2017, but it’s not likely to impact practice very much. Cardiac surgeon Faisal Bakaeen, MD, explains why.
In the context of pericardial tamponade or uncontrolled mediastinal bleeding, always suspect aortic pathology.
Beyond showing that graft patency is unaffected by diabetes, a huge new observational study reinforces the choice of ITA grafts over vein grafts whenever possible.
More than 30 expert faculty gather in Cleveland Nov. 3 to explore the state of the art in CABG and PCI via “How I Do It Videos,” pro/con debates and more.
The first guidelines specific to graft choice in CABG come 30 years after the seminal paper that established the internal thoracic artery as the gold standard. Here’s an overview of key new recommendations.