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Beating-Heart Surgery Makes Sense – For Some

Tags: cardiology, coronary artery bypass grafting, heart surgery

Open-heart surgery today is safe, almost routine, but a technique called beating heart surgery has proponents and detractors engaged in active debate. Joseph F. Sabik III, MD, offers a common-sense analysis.


Surgery Over Stents for Patients With Complex Disease

Tags: coronary artery bypass grafting, coronary artery disease, heart, heart and vascular institute, heart disease, heart health, heart surgery, news, research, stents, vascular disease

A recent study found lower overall composite risk for heart attack, stroke and death for patients with coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery as compared to balloon angioplasty and/or stenting.


New CAD Tips Tout Teamwork

Tags: ACC, American College of Cardiology, angina, angioplasty, bypass surgery, CABG, CAD, coronary artery bypass grafting, coronary artery disease, Dr. Joseph Sabik, heart, PCI, percutaneous intervention, revascularization, stent

Coronary artery disease is huge. It affects millions of people. Anything impacting the treatment of CAD is also going to be huge.