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Strict versus liberal target range for perioperative glucose in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting: a prospective randomized controlled trial.
It was demonstrated that maintenance of blood glucose in a liberal range after coronary artery bypass grafting led to similar outcomes compared with a strict target range and was superior in glucose control and target range management. Expand
Comparison of EuroSCORE II, Original EuroSCORE, and The Society of Thoracic Surgeons Risk Score in Cardiac Surgery Patients.
EuroSCORE II had better predictive discrimination for operative mortality than EuroSCORE I, which greatly overestimated this risk and should be considered for calculating risk score for complex cardiac surgical patients. Expand
Potential Impact of Modifiable Clinical Variables on Length of Stay After First-Time Cardiac Surgery.
Accounting for potentially modifiable clinical variables, such as low hematocrit and blood transfusion, especially in elective patients, should lead to shorter LOS, higher satisfaction, and reduced financial burden. Expand
Mental stress and coronary artery disease: a multidisciplinary guide.
This article provides an overview of evidence linking acute and chronic stress to cardiac pathology and addresses and clarifies, for the cardiologist, some of the key concepts and issues in this area. Expand
The effect of the Cox-maze procedure for atrial fibrillation concomitant to mitral and tricuspid valve surgery.
The results suggest the need for performance-based education for AF surgical ablation to achieve optimal outcomes and suggest the use of Cox-maze procedure on operative and follow-up outcomes. Expand
The Effects of Frailty in Patients Undergoing Elective Cardiac Surgery
The impact of frailty and gait speed on patient outcomes after elective cardiac surgery is evaluated. Expand
Rhythm course over 5 years following surgical ablation for atrial fibrillation.
Stable results of SA for AF over time with somewhat different predictors for 2- and 5-year NSR in a group of patients with complete follow-up at both time points are demonstrated. Expand
Left-Sided Surgical Ablation for Patients With Atrial Fibrillation Who Are Undergoing Concomitant Cardiac Surgical Procedures.
LA-only ablation yielded acceptable success rates, primarily in patients with short duration of atrial fibrillation and smaller left atrial (LA) size, however, success was reduced in Patients with traditional predictors of failure. Expand
Expert consensus guidelines: Examining surgical ablation for atrial fibrillation
From the Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, and WVU Heart and Vascular Institute, West Virginia University Morgantown, WVa; Washington Adventist Hospital, Adventist HealthCare, TakomaExpand
Do we increase the operative risk by adding the Cox Maze III procedure to aortic valve replacement and coronary artery bypass surgery?
The addition of the Cox Maze III procedure to AVR or CABG did not convey an increase in major morbidity and perioperative risk and patients who underwent the Cox maze III procedure demonstrated similar survival over time with improvement in health-related quality of life. Expand