This cohort study examines whether the clamping method used to perform proximal anastomoses during coronary artery bypass grafting procedures influences postoperative stroke incidence.
This anonymous, voluntary, electronic survey sought to characterize the techniques of vein graft preservation and handling among a large cohort of high-performing US cardiovascular hospitals.
This retrospective review identifies a progressive increase over time in the prevalence of obesity, diabetes, left main coronary artery disease, and advanced New York Heart Association heart failure class among patients undergoing CABG.
This retrospective analysis found that intraoperative transit time flow probe data may help to predict long-term patency and whether a questionable graft should be revised for patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery.
Chu et al determine the safety and efficacy of implementing the multidisciplinary heart team approach for revascularization in patients with complex coronary artery disease (CAD).
Harskamp et al evaluate the effect of vein graft preservation solutions on vein graft failure and clinical outcomes in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery. See the Invited Commentary by Yuh.
Li and coauthors investigate whether pressure distension during vein graft preparation leads to endothelial injury and intimal thickening.
Rangrass et al sought to determine the effects of hospital quality on racial disparities in mortality rates after coronary artery bypass graft. See the invited commentary by Higgins.
Gonzalez et al determine whether increased mortality at low-volume hospitals performing cardiovascular surgery is a function of higher postoperative complication rates or of less successful rescue from complications. Kao provides commentary in an invited critique.
In a retrospective analysis of data from the Veterans Affairs Surgical Quality Improvement Program, Bakaeen et al examine trends in off- and on-pump coronary artery bypass grafting use and outcomes over time. See the Invited Commentary by Sako.