Posts Tagged ‘coronary artery disease’

Simple and Complex

Posted by Sara Fazio • January 4th, 2013

In the latest article in our Clinical Problem-Solving series, a 44-year-old man presented to the emergency department with chest pain that had started 1 hour earlier and had awakened him from sleep. The pain was severe, substernal, burning, radiating to the left arm, and accompanied by nausea and vomiting. When a myocardial infarction occurs in… Read More…

Matters of the Heart: Multivessel Revascularization in Diabetic Patients

Posted by Rena Xu • December 19th, 2012

Your patient, Mr. Smith, is a good man with a bad heart.  He’s had diabetes for years and was recently diagnosed with three-vessel coronary artery disease (CAD).  Even mild exertion gives him chest pain.  Now that it’s winter, he wants to shovel the driveway, but his wife (an outspoken woman) will have none of it…. Read More…

Cold Steel or Caged Balloon? The ASCERT Study Adds to the Revascularization Rivalry

Posted by John Staples • April 18th, 2012

Mac versus PC, Republicans versus Democrats, chocolate versus vanilla … life is full of rivalries, and the world of medicine is no exception. Take cardiology and cardiac surgery, for example. Who’s better at mending a particular group of blood-starved hearts? The answer depends on the group of hearts – and perhaps on the group you… Read More…

Read the Latest 200th Anniversary Articles

Posted by Karen Buckley • February 16th, 2012

During the 2012 anniversary year, we are publishing a series of engaging Review and Perspective articles from established authors who are preeminent in their fields. Each article explores a story of progress in medicine over the past 200 years. These articles will appear every other week. The relationship between patients and doctors is at the… Read More…

CABG for Patients with Heart Failure

Posted by Graham McMahon • April 29th, 2011

In a study by Velazquez et al., patients with coronary artery disease and left ventricular dysfunction were assigned to either medical therapy alone or medical therapy plus CABG. At 5 years, there was no significant difference between the two study groups in the rate of death from any cause. The role of coronary-artery bypass grafting… Read More…