Category: TCTMD Articles

TCTMD’s Top 10 Most Popular Stories for December 2017

December 28, 2017

“In what might be the widest-ranging list of this year’s top news, the most-read stories for the month of December 2017 ranged from new stents to diabetes remission, a no-go for a drug-device combo in deep vein thrombosis, and the failure of “liberation therapy” in multiple sclerosis.”

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Spending More Won’t Necessarily Improve Acute MI Outcomes

December 22, 2017

“Mortality rates have declined over time for Medicare beneficiaries hospitalized for acute MI, and that trend is more strongly associated with greater uptake of cost-effective care, like early PCI, rather than increases in overall spending, a new analysis shows.”

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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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