Beating-Heart Surgery Makes Sense – For Some

Coronary artery bypass graft surgery has been successfully performed for more than 55 years and on thousands of patients. As a standard part of the procedure, a heart and lung bypass machine re-oxygenates your blood and keeps your circulation going while surgeons work on your silent, still heart.  An alternative to this surgery is so-called … Read More

Surgery Over Stents for Patients With Complex Disease

A recent study has found that patients who have coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery have a lower overall composite risk for heart attack, stroke and death in the 4 years following the procedure compared with patients who undergo balloon angioplasty and/or stenting. These findings from the ASCERT study, which was presented at the Annual Meeting … Read More

New CAD Tips Tout Teamwork

Coronary artery disease is huge. It affects millions of people. Anything impacting the treatment of CAD is also going to be huge. Like the new diagnosis and treatment guidelines from the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and American Heart Association. These guidelines have everyone’s attention. Why? Because of what they recommend. The coronary arteries deliver … Read More