Category: TCTMD Articles

Using Multiple Arterial Grafts Appears to Improve CABG Outcomes

December 20, 2017

“Among patients undergoing multivessel CABG with a left internal thoracic (mammary) artery, those receiving a second arterial graft—especially when it’s a radial artery—fare better through 5 years of follow-up than those who receive venous conduits, a propensity-matched analysis suggests.”

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AAFP Says It Cannot Endorse New Hypertension Guideline

December 18, 2017

“The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) announced last week that it has decided to not endorse the new hypertension guideline from the American College of Cardiology (ACC), the American Heart Association (AHA), and nine other partnering bodies.”

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High-Sensitivity Troponin T Assay Picks Out Low-Risk Patients in US Emergency Departments

December 14, 2017

“The only US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved high-sensitivity cardiac troponin T assay is able to accurately rule out acute MI in patients presenting to the emergency department with suspected ACS and can identify a subset with a very low rate of adverse cardiac events over the next 30 days, according to the first such analysis performed in the United States.”

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