Heart Bypass News

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Delays in Diagnosis Hurt Women Who Have Heart Disease

Study found they were less likely to receive surgeries involving multiple artery grafts

Which Heart Bypass Surgery Works Best?

Study compares 'on-' and 'off-pump' procedures

Obesity Slows Recovery for Heart Surgery Patients: Study

They're four times more likely to need more time in intensive care, three times more likely to be readmitted

Too Few Women, Docs Understand Dangers of Heart Disease

It kills more than all cancers combined, but study says many overlook the risk

Taking Statins May Boost Heart Surgery Outcomes

Using cholesterol-lowering medications up to and on operation day linked to better survival rates in study

What to Do If You Think You're Having a Heart Attack

Don't ignore chest pain and seek medical attention immediately, heart specialists say

Take Meds as Directed to Boost Survival After Heart Procedures

Study finds close adherence to instructions may be especially important after angioplasty

Heart Surgery Devices May Have Been Contaminated: CDC

Patients who experience night sweats, fever, weight loss, fatigue, muscle aches should seek medical care

Fewer Drugs in Pipeline to Treat World's No. 1 Killer

While number of cancer drugs rose, development of new heart medicines stalled, study finds

No Statins Before Heart Surgery, Study Suggests

They don't prevent complications and may cause kidney damage, researchers report

Many Heart Bypass Patients Don't Take Needed Meds

Cardiologist says they need to understand surgery not a 'cure' for their disease

Statins Aid Bypass Surgery Recovery, Research Shows

Review of cholesterol-lowering drugs' use shows they cut risk of death or complications

Heart Attack Treatment Often Delayed for Former Bypass Patients

Finding blockages can be trickier when blood vessels have been rerouted, expert says

Botox Might Prevent Irregular Heartbeat After Bypass Surgery

Injectable toxin helped thwart atrial fibrillation, researchers report

'Older' Blood Poses No Harm to Heart Surgery Patients: Study

Storage duration didn't influence complications, death rate

Cholesterol Drugs May Boost Outcomes After Bypass

People taking a statin had lower risk of dying in weeks after the heart surgery, researchers say

Smokers Fare Worse After Heart Procedures, Study Finds

They had much higher risk of heart attack, stroke or death than nonsmokers or those who quit

Blood Transfusions During Heart Surgery May Up Pneumonia Risk

But study found overall rate was under 4 percent

Heart Bypass Patients May Not Need Tight Blood Sugar Control: Study

Survival rates similar for those with looser glucose limits, trial finds

Study Questions Use of Beta Blockers Before Heart Bypass Surgery

But at least one specialist says the finding shouldn't alter current procedures

Diabetics Fare Worse After Heart Surgery, Study Finds

Poorer results, higher costs seen in heart bypass patients with blood sugar disease

Home Visits May Help Heart Bypass Patients Fare Better

Pilot program found fewer hospital readmissions, lower death rate compared to standard care

Preventive Steroids May Not Help Heart Bypass

Common practice might instead cause harm, study finds

Many Patients Have Pain After Heart Surgery, Study Finds

40 percent suffered pain three months later, and 10 percent did after two years

Racial Disparities in Deaths After Heart Surgery Tied to Hospital Quality

Nonwhites have less access than whites to high-quality hospitals, researchers say

Dementia Risk Might Rise for Older Women With Heart Disease

Study found 29 percent higher odds of mental decline compared to women with healthy hearts

Bypass May Beat Angioplasty for Diabetics With Heart Disease

Study found higher quality of life after bypass than with less-invasive angioplasty

Single Gene May Predict Mental Decline After Heart Surgery

Preliminary study suggests blood test could help doctors assess patient's risk

ER Visits Common After Seniors' Surgery, Study Finds

At some hospitals 1 in 4 patients returns for emergency care following colon operation

Using Blood Pressure Cuff Right Before Heart Surgery Cuts Heart Damage: Study

Procedure is safe, cheap and simple, researchers say

Heart Surgery Riskier for Blacks With Peripheral Artery Disease, Study Finds

Closer monitoring needed following bypass operation, researchers say

Antidepressants May Hasten Bypass Recovery, Study Finds

Mental health, pain improve sooner, researchers say

New Method Quickly Spots Kidney Damage After Surgery

Patients who underwent heart-lung bypass showed high levels of specific protein in study

Recent Ex-Smokers May Fare Worse After Heart Bypass: Study

Research shows higher rate of failure for grafted vessels in these patients

Bypass Beats Stents for Diabetic Heart Patients: Study

5-year rates of death, heart attack higher for patients who underwent stenting, research shows

Tight Blood Sugar Control Won't Help Babies After Heart Surgery

Infection rates, survival didn't change, but more risk for low blood sugar seen in study

Stroke Risk Higher After Bypass Than Angioplasty: Analysis

About 1 in 80 surgery patients, 1 in 300 angioplasty patients have stroke complication, new review shows

Lab-Grown Blood Vessels May Improve Heart Bypass

Researchers grow small vessels using stem cells from fat gathered through liposuction

Bypass Surgery May Be Better Than Angioplasty for Seniors

Study found those with multi-vessel heart disease showed reduced risk of dying four years later

Married Heart Surgery Patients Live Longer

Single patients' odds of dying are twice as high over five years, study says

Angioplasty Safe at Hospitals Without On-Site Surgery: Review

In-hospital death, emergency bypass no more likely in non-specialty centers, researchers say

Clogged Arteries Pose Different Dangers for Men, Women: Study

Heart treatment might need to take gender into account, researcher says

Pneumonia Most Common Infection After Heart Surgery

Nearly half of serious infections occur 14 days after patients are discharged, study shows

Blood Type May Affect Survival After Heart Bypass

Type-AB patients fare better after this surgery than others, study finds

'LeGoo' Vessel Plug Approved for Vascular Surgery

Dissolvable gel stems blood flow while joining vessels

Gene Variant May Raise Death Risk After Heart Bypass

Finding may someday help doctors better assess patient's prognosis, study says

Mental Illness Linked to Greater Risk of Death After Heart Attack

Study found patients are also less likely to receive lifesaving treatments

Heart Bypass Surgery Rates Drop Dramatically, Study Finds

But researchers say it's still the best option for certain patients