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Dmitry Pevni, Benjamin Medalion, Rephael Mohr, Yanai Ben-Gal, Adam Laub, Avner Nevo, Amir Kramer, Yosef Paz, Nachum Nesher
BACKGROUND: Bilateral internal thoracic artery (BITA) grafting in patients with diabetes mellitus is controversial because of a higher risk for sternal infection. The purpose of this study is to compare the outcome of BITA grafting to that of single ITA (SITA) grafting in patients with diabetes. METHODS: Between 1996 and 2010, 964 diabetic patients with multivessel disease who underwent primary coronary artery bypass graft surgery with BITA were compared with 564 patients who underwent coronary artery bypass graft surgery with SITA and saphenous vein grafts...
September 1, 2016: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Serenella Castelvecchio, Lorenzo Menicanti, Andrea Garatti, Roberto Tramarin, Marianna Volpe, Alessandro Parolari
Patients affected by diabetes usually have extensive coronary artery disease. Coronary revascularization has a prominent role in the treatment of coronary artery disease in the expanding diabetic population. However, diabetic patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting or percutaneous coronary intervention experience worse outcomes than nondiabetic patients. Several studies comparing coronary artery bypass grafting vs percutaneous coronary intervention in subgroups of diabetic patients demonstrated a survival advantage and fewer repeat revascularization procedures with an initial surgical strategy...
September 2016: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Zhong-Guo Fan, Xiao-Fei Gao, Li-Wen Chen, Xiao-Bo Li, Ming-Xue Shao, Qian Ji, Hao Zhu, Yi-Zhi Ren, Shao-Liang Chen, Nai-Liang Tian
BACKGROUND: The effects of intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP) usage in patients with acute myocardial infarction remain controversial. This study sought to evaluate the outcomes of IABP usage in these patients. METHODS: Medline, EMBASE, and other internet sources were searched for relevant clinical trials. The primary efficacy endpoints (in-hospital, midterm, and long-term mortality) and secondary endpoints (reinfarction, recurrent ischemia, and new heart failure in the hospital) as well as safety endpoints (severe bleeding requiring blood transfusion and stroke in-hospital) were subsequently analyzed...
2016: Patient Preference and Adherence
Chikara Ueki, Genichi Sakaguchi, Takehide Akimoto, Yuko Ohashi, Hirofumi Sato
A hybrid procedure of beating-heart coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) with the concomitant use of cardiopulmonary bypass termed on-pump beating-heart CABG (ON-BH CABG) has emerged as an alternative for high-risk patient populations. Although several studies have reported the advantage of ON-BH CABG in high-risk patients, the clinical benefit of ON-BH CABG is still under discussion. Here, we performed a meta-analysis of the data derived from published studies comparing the clinical outcomes of ON-BH CABG with that of conventional arrested heart CABG...
April 22, 2016: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
David Glineur, Spiridon Papadatos, Juan B Grau, Richard E Shaw, Cyrus E Kuschner, Gaby Aphram, Yves Mairy, Christophe Vanbelighen, Pierre Yves Etienne
OBJECTIVES: Bilateral internal thoracic artery (BITA) bypass provides long-term survival benefits over strategies that use single internal mammary arteries during coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). However, the rate of adoption of this strategy remains very low. Moreover, optimal BITA configuration and the use of cardiopulmonary bypass still remain a matter of debate. We investigated the long-term results of a coronary revascularization strategy, utilising exclusively BITA-Y composite grafts using off-pump platform and sequential anastomoses...
April 15, 2016: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
Jiayang Wang, Wenyuan Yu, Mingxin Gao, Chengxiong Gu, Yang Yu
This meta-analysis investigated the effects of preoperative prophylactic intraaortic balloon pump placement on postoperative renal function and short-term death of high-risk patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting. We found that preoperative prophylactic intraaortic balloon pump support reduced the incidence of coronary artery bypass grafting-associated acute kidney injury and short-term death and dramatically decreased the incidence of postoperative renal replacement therapy by 82% compared with high-risk patients without the procedure...
May 2016: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Daniel O Navia, Mariano Vrancic, Fernando Piccinini, Mariano Camporrotondo, Alberto Dorsa, Juan Espinoza, Mariano Benzadon, Juan Camou
BACKGROUND: We studied long-term survival using bilateral internal thoracic artery (BITA) grafting in a T-configuration exclusively versus using single internal thoracic artery (SITA) grafting in patients with multivessel disease. METHODS: Consecutive coronary operations performed at a single center between 1996 and 2014 were reviewed. Long-term survival among patients receiving coronary revascularization exclusively with BITA grafting in a T-configuration (n = 2,098) versus SITA grafts plus other types of conduits (saphenous vein graft [SVG] and radial artery [RA]) grafts (n = 1,659)...
May 2016: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Milan Milojevic, Stuart J Head, Catalina A Parasca, Patrick W Serruys, Friedrich W Mohr, Marie-Claude Morice, Michael J Mack, Elisabeth Ståhle, Ted E Feldman, Keith D Dawkins, Antonio Colombo, A Pieter Kappetein, David R Holmes
BACKGROUND: There are no data available on specific causes of death from randomized trials that have compared coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) with percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to investigate specific causes of death, and its predictors, after revascularization for complex coronary disease in patients. METHODS: An independent Clinical Events Committee consisting of expert physicians who were blinded to the study treatment subclassified causes of death as cardiovascular (cardiac and vascular), noncardiovascular, or undetermined according to the trial protocol...
January 5, 2016: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
Siamak Mohammadi, François Dagenais, Pierre Voisine, Eric Dumont, Eric Charbonneau, Mohamed Marzouk, Andreas Paramythiotis, Dimitri Kalavrouziotis
BACKGROUND: Bilateral internal mammary artery (BIMA) grafting has been associated with improved long-term outcomes after CABG. We sought to evaluate the early results and long-term survival among coronary artery bypass graft patients who underwent in-situ BIMA grafting with the radial artery (RA) as an additional arterial conduit compared with those who underwent BIMA with additional saphenous vein graft (SVG). METHODS: Between 1991 and 2013, 1,750 consecutive patients with triple-vessel disease or left main plus right coronary system disease underwent primary isolated in-situ BIMA grafting with at least one internal mammary artery to the left anterior descending artery...
March 2016: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Guo-Wei He, David P Taggart
Spasm of arterial grafts in coronary artery bypass grafting surgery is still a clinical problem, and refractory spasm can occasionally be lethal. Perioperative spasm in bypass grafts and coronary arteries has been reported in 0.43% of all coronary artery bypass grafting surgery, but this may be an underestimate. Spasm can develop not only in the internal mammary artery but more frequently in the right gastroepiploic and radial artery. The mechanism of spasm can involve many pathways, particularly those involving regulation of the intracellular calcium concentration...
March 2016: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Fraser D Rubens, Li Chen, Michael Bourke
BACKGROUND: Skeletonization is a technique of bilateral internal thoracic artery (BITA) harvest that preserves sternal blood flow. We sought to identify the relationship of skeletonization and sternal wound infection in a population undergoing BITA harvest. METHODS: Demographics and outcomes were recorded from patients undergoing coronary artery bypass graft surgery with BITA using either skeletonized (n = 531) or nonskeletonized (n = 970) techniques. The primary outcome was total infection...
May 2016: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Robert H Habib, Kamellia R Dimitrova, Sanaa A Badour, Maroun B Yammine, Abdul-Karim M El-Hage-Sleiman, Darryl M Hoffman, Charles M Geller, Thomas A Schwann, Robert F Tranbaugh
BACKGROUND: Treatment of multivessel coronary artery disease with traditional single-arterial coronary artery bypass graft (SA-CABG) has been associated with superior intermediate-term survival and reintervention compared with percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) using either bare-metal stents (BMS) or drug-eluting stents (DES). OBJECTIVES: This study sought to investigate longer-term outcomes including the potential added advantage of multiarterial coronary artery bypass graft (MA-CABG)...
September 29, 2015: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
Ivana Petrovic, Dusko Nezic, Miodrag Peric, Predrag Milojevic, Olivera Djokic, Dragana Kosevic, Nebojsa Tasic, Bosko Djukanovic, Petar Otasevic
BACKGROUND: There is ongoing debate regarding the efficacy of the radial artery (RA) as an aortocoronary conduit, with few solid data regarding long-term clinical results. We sought to determine if the use of the RA as the second arterial conduit, beside left internal thoracic artery (LITA), would improve long-term clinical outcome after CABG as compared to saphenous vein graft (SVG). METHODS: Between March 2001 and November 2003, 200 patients underwent isolated CABG and were randomized in 1:1 fashion to receive either LITA and RA grafts or LITA and SVGs...
2015: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Raffaele Piccolo, Gennaro Giustino, Roxana Mehran, Stephan Windecker
Stable coronary artery disease is the most common clinical manifestation of ischaemic heart disease and a leading cause of mortality worldwide. Myocardial revascularisation is a mainstay in the treatment of symptomatic patients or those with ischaemia-producing coronary lesions, and reduces ischaemia to a greater extent than medical treatment. Documentation of ischaemia and plaque burden is fundamental in the risk stratification of patients with stable coronary artery disease, and several invasive and non-invasive techniques are available (eg, fractional flow reserve or intravascular ultrasound) or being validated (eg, instantaneous wave-free ratio and optical coherence tomography)...
August 15, 2015: Lancet
John D Puskas, Janet Martin, Davy C H Cheng, Stefano Benussi, Johannes O Bonatti, Anno Diegeler, Francis D Ferdinand, Teresa M Kieser, André Lamy, Michael J Mack, Nirav C Patel, Marc Ruel, Joseph F Sabik, Bobby Yanagawa, Vipin Zamvar
OBJECTIVE: At this consensus conference, we developed evidence-informed consensus statements and recommendations on the practice of off-pump coronary artery bypass graft (OPCAB) by systematically reviewing and performing meta-analysis of the randomized controlled trials (RCTs) comparing OPCAB and conventional coronary artery bypass (CCAB). METHODS: All RCTs of OPCAB versus CCAB through April 2013 were screened, and 102 relevant RCTs (19,101 patients) were included in a systematic review and meta-analysis (15 RCTs of 9551 high-risk patients; and 87 RCTs of 9550 low-risk patients) in accordance with the Cochrane Collaboration and PRISMA (Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses) methodology...
July 2015: Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
Ana T Timóteo, Marta A Nogueira, Silva A Rosa, Adriana Belo, Rui C Ferreira
BACKGROUND: In previous guidelines, intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP) use was strongly recommended in the treatment of cardiogenic shock in the context of acute myocardial infarction. The recent IABP-SHOCK II trial demonstrated no benefit in short- and medium-term mortality with the use of IABP. It was our objective to evaluate in a real life nationwide population of patients with acute myocardial infarction the impact of IABP in short- and medium-term mortality. METHODS: We included patients admitted with acute myocardial infarction in Killip class IV in the first 24 hours, all submitted to urgent coronary angiography...
September 15, 2015: European Heart Journal. Acute Cardiovascular Care
Michael Kremke, Malene Kærslund Hansen, Steffen Christensen, Mariann Tang, Jan Jesper Andreasen, Carl-Johan Jakobsen
OBJECTIVES: Previous research suggests that platelet transfusion is associated with adverse events after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). The aim of the current analysis was to verify this hypothesis. METHODS: Data from 6745 consecutive patients undergoing CABG from 2006 through 2012 were collected. Patients receiving platelet transfusions intraoperatively or postoperatively in the intensive care unit were compared with control patients. To adjust for possible confounders, propensity score matching and conditional regression analyses were performed...
November 2015: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
Piroze M Davierwala, Alexander Verevkin, Sergey Leontyev, Martin Misfeld, Michael A Borger, Friedrich W Mohr
BACKGROUND: Current guidelines do not provide recommendations for optimal timing of coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG) in patients with non-ST-segment-elevation myocardial infarction. Our study aimed to determine the impact of CABG timing on early and late outcomes in patients with non-ST-segment-elevation myocardial infarction. METHODS AND RESULTS: A total of 758 patients underwent CABG within 21 days after non-ST-segment-elevation myocardial infarction between January 2008 and December 2012 at our institution...
August 25, 2015: Circulation
Krzysztof Wrobel, Susanna R Stevens, Robert H Jones, Craig H Selzman, Andre Lamy, Thomas M Beaver, Ljubomir T Djokovic, Nan Wang, Eric J Velazquez, George Sopko, Irving L Kron, J Michael DiMaio, Robert E Michler, Kerry L Lee, Michael Yii, Chua Yeow Leng, Marian Zembala, Jean L Rouleau, Richard C Daly, Hussein R Al-Khalidi
BACKGROUND: Patients with severe left ventricular dysfunction, ischemic heart failure, and coronary artery disease suitable for coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) are at higher risk for surgical morbidity and mortality. Paradoxically, those patients with the most severe coronary artery disease and ventricular dysfunction who derive the greatest clinical benefit from CABG are also at the greatest operative risk, which makes decision making regarding whether to proceed to surgery difficult in such patients...
August 25, 2015: Circulation
Edward L Hannan, Ye Zhong, Chuntao Wu, Alice K Jacobs, Nicholas J Stamato, Samin Sharma, Jeffrey P Gold, Andrew S Wechsler
BACKGROUND: Several randomized controlled trials and observational studies have compared outcomes for coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery and drug-eluting stents (DES), but these studies have not thoroughly investigated the relative difference in outcomes by sex. We aimed to compare 3-year outcomes (mortality, mortality/myocardial infarction/stroke, and repeat revascularization) for CABG surgery and percutaneous coronary interventions with DES by sex. METHODS: A total of 4,532 women (2,266 pairs of CABG and DES patients) and 11,768 men (5,884 pairs) were propensity matched separately using multiple patient risk factors and were compared with respect to 3-year outcomes...
December 2015: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
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