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botox, atrial fibrillation, cardiac surgery, HRS

A study presented at Heart Rhythm 2015 found that botulinum toxin (botox) injections into epicardial fat pads during coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery can be beneficial for the patient....

pulmonary valve replacement, congenital, re-intervention, age, PVR

A retrospective review of 633 adults and children who underwent bioprosthetic pulmonary valve replacement (PVR) for congenital heart disease between 1996 and 2014 indicated that the risk of re-...

transmyocardial laser revascularization

Transmyocardial laser revascularization (TMLR or TMR) was introduced in the late 1990s as a method to offer relief to patients with incapacitating angina that were poor candidates for other...

One life-threatening complication of lung cancer surgery is the formation of blood clots in the lungs (also called pulmonary embolism, PE) or in the legs (also known as deep vein thrombosis, DVT...

3D Systems announced that a 20-month-old toddler is breathing and swallowing easier thanks to a team of cardiologists and cardiothoracic surgeons at Washington University School of Medicine in St...

CareDx Inc., a molecular diagnostics company focused on the development and commercialization of clinically differentiated, high-value, non-invasive surveillance solutions for transplant...

blood urea nitrogen, BUN, postoperative stroke, risk, test, Wake Forest Baptist

The results of a blood test done immediately after heart surgery can be a meaningful indicator of postoperative stroke risk, a study by researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center has found...

BEST Trial

Despite the advent of a new generation of stents, patients with multiple narrowed arteries in the heart who received coronary artery bypass grafting fared better than those whose arteries were...

CTSN, atrial fibrillation, surgical ablation, mitral valve surgery

New study results from The Cardiothoracic Surgical Trials Network (CTSN) show the addition of surgical ablation during mitral valve surgery reduces the occurrence of atrial fibrillation in...

MICS-CABG, Grey's Anatomy, Heart Institute, McGinn Technique

Looking to “bypass the ordinary,” during last week’s episode titled: “The Bed's Too Big Without You,” the Grey’s Anatomy team at Seattle Grace Hospital was challenged with treating a radical tumor...

ASCERT, coronary bypass graft surgery, angioplasty, quality of life, value

Coronary bypass graft surgery commonly used to treat patients with coronary heart disease results in improved quality of life but also costs more than another often-used less invasive technique,...

Artificial Heart, Ventricular Assist Device, Heart failure, SynCardia

SynCardia Systems Inc. has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval to conduct a clinical study of the effectiveness of the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart for...

Cardiovascular surgery, CytoSorbents, corporeal cytokine adsorber

CytoSorbents Corporation announced that it has submitted an Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) application to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to conduct its proposed clinical trial...

cardiovascular surgery, atrial fibrillation, Minneapolis Heart Institute Found.

Researchers at the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation have found that when care teams started following a new set of guidelines for certain patients recovering from cardiovascular surgery...

Results from a new study indicate that the addition of mitral valve (MV) repair to coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) did not result in significant benefit to the patient and was associated...

syncardia, artificial heart

A 19-year-old woman was successfully implanted with the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart and bridged to a donor heart transplant after cardiac surgeons used 3-D virtual...

3-D heart model, congenital heart defects, cardiovascular surgery

An experimental 3-D printed model of the heart may help surgeons treat patients born with complicated heart disorders, according to research presented at the American Heart Association’s...

ClearFlow Inc. announced positive results from the Prevention of Retained Blood Outcomes Using Active Clearance Technology trial (PRO-ACT), a clinical study evaluating the...

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the Sorin Freedom Solo and Solo Smart stentless heart valves from Sorin Group Canada Inc. to replace a diseased, damaged or malfunctioning...

September 26, 2014 — The American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS) has released new evidence-based guidelines for the prevention and treatment of perioperative and postoperative atrial...