Tag: "bypass" at medical news
Study shows that a kidney transplant can reverse heart failure
...even among those who had undergone coronary artery bypass
surgery," says Dr. Wali. The most important factor that directly affected recovery of the heart function was the length of time the patient was on dialysis. The study was not large enough to determine how long a person can remain on dialysis and stil...
Technology helps Stanford shed new light on coronary bypass surgery
...ls celebrated his 72nd birthday by having coronary bypass
surgery at Stanford Hospital. He also became the t... doctors were almost never able to confirm whether bypass
surgery had been successful while the patient was still on the operating table. In most cases, only ...
New treatment 'roadmap' improves odds for unusual brain aneurysm
...rysms had more favorable results when treated with bypass
and occlusion, rather than with thrombectomy (remo...t rerouted around the aneurysm with a bypass. In a bypass
procedure, a blood vessel is taken from another part of the body, usually the leg, and is grafted to...
Gastric bypass patients fare better as surgical programs' experience increases
... serious complications and death following gastric bypass
surgery for morbid obesity may be reduced substant...e article. Although laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass
surgery has been the "gold standard" operative procedure for the treatment of intractable morbid obe...
Study shows antibiotic treatment does not reduce risk of secondary cardiac events
...ent such as a heart attack, angioplasty or cardiac bypass
surgery. Azithromycin was selected because of its proven effectiveness against the C. pneumoniae bacteria and for its once-weekly dosing. "This is conclusive evidence against using antibiotics to treat late stages of cardiovascular disease, but since...
New study shows antibiotic treatment does not reduce risk of secondary cardiac events
...nt such as a heart attack, angioplasty, or cardiac bypass
surgery. Azithromycin was selected because of its proven effectiveness against the C. pneumoniae bacteria and for its once-weekly dosing. ACES enrolled men and women at 28 centers across the country between 1999 and 2000. Pfizer, Inc., co-sponsore...
NIH awards funding to biotech firm for heart disease
...l to augment conventional therapies such as artery bypass
grafting and angioplasty. Ateriocyte's unique com...ns. In 2003, approximately 750,000 coronary artery bypass
graft (CABG) surgeries were performed worldwide and approximately 1.8 million balloon angioplasty pr...
Increased risk associated with combining carotid artery, coronary artery surgeries
...patients undergoing evaluation for coronary artery bypass
surgery, stroke neurologists are frequently consul...ndarterectomy is performed at the same time as the bypass
surgery, with the assumption that combining the procedures in a single surgical event may decrease s...
CABG in elderly patients
...e and older are being referred for coronary artery bypass
grafting (CABG). The authors found that, while the mortality decreased over the study period for both older and younger patients, the risk of postoperative stroke did not change among the older patients. The authors conclude that advanced patient a...
Data suggest bypass surgery free of long-term brain effects
...ospective review of the effects of coronary artery bypass
grafting (CABG) on memory and other brain function...decline attributable to the use of cardiopulmonary bypass
versus cognitive decline due to pre-existing vascular disease of the brain," said Selnes. "Just abou...
Arm lift surgery generally safe, minor risks need to be considered, Mayo Clinic finds
...he growth in weight loss surgeries such as gastric bypass
surgery, since massive weight loss typically resul...ficant weight loss, 74 percent of whom had gastric bypass
surgery. The surgical technique utilized in all patients involved removal of skin and fat skin from ...
News briefs from the journal Chest, MAY 2005
...n Withdrawal Patients undergoing coronary artery bypass
grafting (CABG) routinely stop low-dose aspirin therapy 7 to 10 days before the operation to restore normal platelet hemostatic function, but a new study suggests that it may be more beneficial to continue taking aspirin until the surgery. Israeli r...
Mayo Clinic study determines surgery is best remedy for hammer hand
... also known as hammer hand, are best alleviated by bypass
grafting surgery, according to a new study by Mayo...rcent of the patients in his study who underwent a bypass
grafting operation and that he witnesses an almost immediate relief in his patients with this surger...
Increase in heart surgery mortality from SSRIs or depression?
...ibitors (SSRI) prior to undergoing coronary artery bypass
surgery have significantly higher death and rehospitalization rates up to five years after the procedure than patients who were not on SSRIs. The researchers said that, based on the results of their analysis of more than 4,700 heart patients, that ph...
Patients with metabolic syndrome, moderate coronary calcium have greater risk of blocked arteries
...hey don't need to be considered for angioplasty or bypass
surgery." Still, some patients with coronary calcium have arteries that are partially blocked, restricting blood flow to the heart muscle during stress. The most widely used approach to detect blocked coronary arteries is stress imaging, during which...
Doctor 'report cards' may keep some heart patients from getting angioplasties
...es and results. In New York, angioplasty and heart bypass
surgery results have been publicly available since the early 1990s. The new study is based on New York data from the calendar years 1998 and 1999 that were published in January 2003. The Michigan data are from the same time period. In all, 32 percent...
New hope for treating heart rhythm irregularity that often follows surgery
...ients who undergo heart surgeries such as coronary bypass
or valve replacement. The condition can lead to serious post-operative complications, including congestive heart failure or stroke. "Patients have suffered postoperative atrial fibrillation since the early days of cardiac surgery, and while beta-blo...
Arteries bio-engineered from elderly cells
...s of 47 and 74 who were undergoing coronary artery bypass
surgery. The saphenous vein is located in the lower leg and is often used to bypass
blockages in arteries around the heart. The team isolated smooth muscle and endothelial cells, grew ...
Tight glucose control lowers CVD by about 50 percent in diabetes
...y artery disease requiring angioplasty or coronary bypass
surgery. Thirty-one intensively treated patients (4 percent) and 52 conventionally treated patients (7 percent) had at least one CVD event during the 17 years of follow-up. The average age of participants is 45 years; 53 percent are male. "The risk ...
Restoring flow to all blocked areas of the heart improves 5-year survival rate, study says
..., 2005) Pointing out that not all coronary artery bypass
operations are performed the same way or have equi... that make for the most successful coronary artery bypass
operation, and we were looking not only at in-hospital survival but five-year survival," said Wen Ch...
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