Not all coronary artery bypass operations are created equal. Outcomes are significantly shaped by operative strategy, including conduit choice and target coronary selection, and other key factors recapped in this practical review.
Then and Now: Key Ways Cardiovascular Care Has Evolved Over the Past 25 Years
We mark 25 years as the nation’s top-ranked heart program by reflecting on key shifts in cardiovascular care over the past quarter century, with an eye toward what’s still ahead.
Outcomes Highlights in Coronary Artery and Peripheral Vascular Disease (Infographic)
Whether you’re looking for a benchmark or just plain curious, check out some of the latest volume and outcomes stats from our CABG, PCI and peripheral vascular disease programs.
SYNTAX Substudy: CABG’s Edge Over PCI Extends to Long-Term QoL
The trial’s new health status analysis gives even more reason to consider CABG the preferred revascularization strategy for patients with anatomically complex three-vessel or left main disease.
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Guideline Update for Multivessel PCI in STEMI Reflects New Confidence in Safety
Percutaneous coronary intervention can now be considered in selected hemodynamically stable patients with multivessel disease. An expert from the guideline writing committee provides the backstory.
Old Meets New in Novel Hybrid Approach to Restorative Vascular Surgery
By combining direct and remote revascularization techniques, a Cleveland Clinic vascular surgeon is restoring arterial patency while avoiding the pitfalls of bypass surgery.
Revascularization Often the Right Choice in Older Patients with Acute Coronary Syndromes
While many cardiologists hesitate to perform revascularization in older patients with acute coronary syndromes, a new study confirms that good outcomes are achievable in many stable patients over age 80.
Robotic Hybrid Revascularization: Best of Both Worlds for Carefully Selected Patients
Very few centers offer robotic hybrid revascularization, so the characteristics of a good candidate for the procedure are not widely understood. Here’s some guidance for referral and patient counseling.