A veteran cardiothoracic surgeon draws on two case profiles and a meta-analysis–based consensus statement to share how he chooses whether to do bypass surgery on or off pump.
A huge Cleveland Clinic analysis presented at ACC.16 found long-term graft patency after CABG to be almost identical in patients with and without diabetes. The lead researcher shares his take.
The year just passed was full of insights and innovations likely to be felt for many years to come. Here are 15 such developments in which Cleveland Clinic staff played key roles.
Forget “watchful waiting.” Early surgical repair of regurgitant mitral valves is safe, effective and can prevent symptoms from developing, a Cleveland Clinic study finds.
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While stenting coronary arteries with moderate stenosis worsens outcomes, internal thoracic artery grafting of such arteries improves long-term survival, a new analysis shows.
Study finds nonspecific carotid ultrasound screening before CABG usually doesn’t alter patient management — and carotid endarterectomy doesn’t prevent perioperative stroke.
Current Cleveland Clinic heart and vascular studies include two on leadless pacemakers, one on evolocumab for statin intolerance and one on gut flora reduction after dietary intervention.
Incomplete revascularization is common with PCI, and most studies suggest it is associated with a worse prognosis. Yet quantification of the extent and complexity of residual atherosclerosis after PCI was not performed until a score for assessing residual stenosis was developed in an afterstudy of the SYNTAX trial.