A study out of Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston has found patients insured through TRICARE, the U.S. military’s universal health insurance program, saw similar CABG outcomes regardless of their race.
A group of researchers from Harvard Medical School and the Yale School of Medicine have debunked the idea of a “July effect” in cardiac surgery with a study of nearly half a million U.S.-based heart procedures.
A JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions study published this month suggests machine learning models are more predictive and discriminative than standard methods for identifying patients at the greatest risk of CV mortality and rehospitalization after PCI.
Spontaneous coronary artery dissection is emerging from the shadows as an important cause of myocardial infarction in younger women. That visibility is leading to fundamental changes in how the condition is diagnosed and treated.
A miniscule fiber-optic sensor could outperform more traditional methods for monitoring blood flow during prolonged and intensive surgical CV procedures, even in the smallest and youngest heart patients, researchers at Flinders University in Australia report.
North Carolina Children’s Hospital will be suspending heart surgeries for its most complex cases for the time being—a direct response to a New York Times investigation that called into question the safety of practices in the center’s pediatric heart surgery unit—the Times reported June 17.
Mount Sinai Heart announced June 10 that a pair of its top cardiothoracic surgeons succeeded in performing two totally endoscopic coronary arterial bypass surgeries (TECABs) at the end of May, making the hospital the only center in New York State qualified to offer the procedure.