You are here

Coronary Intervention & Surgery

 

An analysis of two databases found that measuring frailty could help predict mortality and functional status at six months or later after older adults undergo cardiac surgery.

 

 

Recent Headlines

Researchers develop model to predict sudden cardiac death risk

Predicting a cardiac event with no warning signs or symptoms in patients without a history of cardiovascular disease (CVD) sounds like something from science fiction. With that being said, a team of researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have taken a step toward achieving the impossible.

Initiative at Massachusetts General reduces readmissions following PCI

An initiative at Massachusetts General Hospital helped reduce readmissions after PCI from 9.6 percent in 2011 to 5.3 percent in 2015.

Measuring frailty may help predict mortality in older adults undergoing cardiac surgery

An analysis of two databases found that measuring frailty could help predict mortality and functional status at six months or later after older adults undergo cardiac surgery.

Green tea may prevent rupturing of abdominal aortic aneurysm

Kyoto University study shows green tea intake reduces abdominal aneurysm expansion in rats. 

TAVR now available to low-risk patients in Illinois

Northwestern Medicine recently became the first hospital in Illinois to perform a TAVR procedure on a low-risk patient.  

FDA approves the Sapien 3 transcatheter heart valve for intermediate risk patients

The FDA approved the Sapien 3 transcatheter heart valve on Aug. 18 for patients with severe, symptomatic aortic stenosis who are at intermediate risk for open heart surgery. The Sapien 3 (Edwards Lifesciences) is the first transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) device approved to treat intermediate risk patients.

Cook Medical recalls 8,750 units of wire guides

Cook Medical recalled 8,750 units of its Roadrunner UniGlide Hydrophilic Wire Guides, which are used to deliver percutaneous catheters into the peripheral vasculature.

FDA approves Intuity Elite valve system

The FDA approved the Intuity Elite valve system (Edwards Lifesciences) for patients undergoing surgical aortic valve replacement.

Vascular surgeons typically assist in nonvascular operations

A retrospective review found that vascular surgeons often provided assistance to other surgeons when they perform nonvascular operations.

Social media, mobile devices may improve speed, quality of care

It turns out social media isn’t only a way to waste time. According to the American Heart Association (AHA), social media and the use of mobile devices have the combined potential to speed up access to cardiovascular care and ultimately save lives.

Pages