Cardiovascular Surgery

This channel includes news and new technology innovations for cardiac surgery. This includes coronary artery bypass grafts (CABG) and surgical valve replacements.

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News | Hemodynamic Support Devices | November 04, 2019
November 4, 2019 — Abbott is recalling its CentriMag Acute Circulatory Support System due to a calibration system error...
A comparison of intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) vs. angiography found a significant mismatch and showed the benefits of IVUS in venous interventions.

A comparison of intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) vs. angiography found a significant mismatch and showed the benefits of IVUS in venous interventions.

News | Venous Therapies | October 31, 2019
October 31, 2019 – In a large series of iliac vein stent cases, a blinded comparison found intravascular ultrasound (...
Michigan Hospital Improves Post-CABG Outcomes Using Proactive Amiodarone Protocol
News | Cardiovascular Surgery | October 23, 2019
October 23, 2019 — Proactive administration of amiodarone to patients recovering from a common heart surgery shows...
Gore Block Grant Supports SVS Quality Programs
News | Cardiovascular Surgery | October 17, 2019
October 17, 2019 — W. L. Gore & Associates Inc. will support a new Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) initiative to...
A Sapien 3 TAVR valve in position as seen under GE Assist guidance on angiography. Study Finds Sustained Benefit for TAVR vs. SAVR at One Year. #TCT2019 #TCT19

A Sapien 3 TAVR valve in position as seen under GE Assist guidance on angiography.

News | Heart Valve Technology | October 04, 2019
October 4, 2019 – A new analysis of the PARTNER 3 Trial data found a modest, but significant, improvement in one-year...
Bypass Surgery and Coronary Stenting Yield Comparable 10-Year Survival
News | Cath Lab | September 25, 2019
September 25, 2019 — Ten-year survival rates are similar for bypass surgery and coronary stenting with drug-eluting...
Heart and Lung Surgery Patients May Be at High Risk for Opioid Dependence

Image courtesy of the American Heart Association

News | Cardiovascular Surgery | August 22, 2019
August 22, 2019 — The amount of opioids prescribed for patients after heart and lung surgery has a direct relationship...
Endovascular-first Approach Equal to Open Surgery in Avoiding Amputation for Critical Limb Ischemia
News | Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) | August 01, 2019
August 1, 2019 — Less-invasive procedures to open severely clogged leg arteries were as good at helping people survive...
Keck School of Medicine Promotes Patient Diversity in Cardiac Surgery Clinical Trials
News | Cardiovascular Surgery | July 26, 2019
July 26, 2019 — A highly competitive $4.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Heart,...
University of Michigan Partnership Guides New Approach to Acute Aortic Dissection
Feature | Structural Heart | July 18, 2019
July 18, 2019 — When a patient comes to the hospital with acute type A aortic dissection (ATAAD), a tearing of the...
Google Doodle Celebrates Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Pioneer René Favaloro
News | Cardiovascular Surgery | July 12, 2019 | Jeff Zagoudis, Associate Editor
July 12, 2019 — Internet search engine giant Google unveiled a new Doodle on its homepage Friday, July 12, 2019,...
Videos | Virtual and Augmented Reality | June 20, 2019
David M. Axelrod, M.D., clinical associate professor in pediatrics (cardiology) at Stanford School of Medicine,...
The Parasym Salustim device ear clip stimulates the vagus nerve, which was found to reduced AF burden compared with a sham procedure in the TREAT AF trial.

The Parasym Salustim device ear clip stimulates the vagus nerve, which was found to reduced AF burden compared with a sham procedure in the TREAT AF trial. 

News | Atrial Fibrillation | May 13, 2019
May 13, 2019 — A randomized clinical trial effectively used nerve stimulation through an ear clip to reduce atrial...
Open Heart Surgery Outperforms Stents in Patients With Multivessel Disease
News | Cardiovascular Surgery | May 03, 2019
May 3, 2019 — Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery may be the best treatment option for most patients with...
ProxiCor Extracellular Matrix Reduces Complications, Readmissions Following Pericardial Reconstruction
News | Stem Cell Therapies | April 19, 2019
April 19, 2019 — Aziyo Biologics Inc. announced the publication of results from its landmark RECON study in the Journal...