Navigation Links
Heart Bypass Surgery Rates Drop Dramatically, Study Finds
Date:5/4/2011

By Jenifer Goodwin
HealthDay Reporter

TUESDAY, May 3 (HealthDay News) -- The number of heart patients getting bypass surgery fell by nearly 40 percent between 2001 and 2008, new U.S. research finds.

The drop likely reflects several factors, including a decline in smoking rates, which has led to less coronary artery disease, said senior study author Dr. Peter Groeneveld, an assistant professor of medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

Also, better and more aggressive treatment of coronary artery disease risk factors, such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes, means fewer patients progress to needing surgery.

Another factor is that many patients with blocked arteries instead undergo percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), also called balloon angioplasty, in which a doctor threads a catheter into the artery and inflates a balloon at the tip. Usually, a wire mesh structure called a stent is left behind to prevent the artery from narrowing again.

Though PCI is an excellent option for many patients, researchers stressed that bypass surgery -- officially called coronary artery bypass graft, or CABG -- may be the best option for some patients with certain severe blockages, including those with triple blockages or left main coronary artery stenosis, Groeneveld said.

"Patients need to be aware that CABG can be a good treatment option, and it's gotten better," Groeneveld said. "There have been several innovations that have made the recovery time much less than it used to be." In CABG, a new artery or vein is grafted, or connected, to the blocked artery to restore blood flow.

The study is published in the May 4 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Groeneveld and his colleagues analyzed data on a national sample of patients who underwent procedures to clear blockages at U.S. hospitals between 2001 and 2008. Most of the procedure
'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. ICU Patients at Risk for Rare Heart Rhythm Problem
2. Cook With Love This Valentines Day With Heart-Smart Recipes
3. Study finds racial gaps continue in heart disease awareness
4. Highmark Foundation Awards $120,000 to the American Heart Association
5. Womens Heart Disease Awareness Still Lacking
6. American Heart Association Rapid Access Journal Report: Study Finds Racial Gaps Continue in Heart Disease Awareness, Low Knowledge of Heart Attack Warning Signs Among Women
7. Migraine Linked to Increased Heart Attack Risk
8. PERSONALABS Offers Discounted Healthy Heart Online Blood Tests in February
9. Compound shows promise against intractable heart failure
10. New American Heart Association Survey Finds Heart Disease and Stroke Patients Face Significant Barriers in Obtaining Quality, Affordable Care
11. Ex-President Clinton Undergoes Heart Procedure
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Heart Bypass Surgery Rates Drop Dramatically, Study Finds 
(Date:1/22/2015)... York (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 The federal ... in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia ... Inc. in that proceeding’s first bellwether trial. In an Order ... a new trial after finding that C.R. Bard had not ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... has released a new blog post explaining the main features ... , Auto insurance quotes help many drivers find the best ... call an agent or visit an agency for price information. ... http://autocarinsurancebest.com/ . , Every business who relies heavily on ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... NY (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 ... of Sports Medicine flagship journal Medicine & Science ... L-Citrulline before exercise may help reduce gastrointestinal (GI) ... 1 , Participants in the double-blind, placebo-controlled ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 Four years since the ... – which coincided with the marriage of Avasa & Matthew Love ... ROAD, which is scheduled for release through White Swan Records on ... that there is a sacred path available to all of us ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... JJsHouse.com is a famous dress online store ... announces its latest collection of wedding dresses , and ... issue is the wedding dress on your big day; the ... life. Every bride wants to find the most suitable wedding ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Court Upholds $2 Million Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit Verdict Levied Against C.R. Bard in First Federal Bellwether Trial, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 2Health News:Court Upholds $2 Million Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit Verdict Levied Against C.R. Bard in First Federal Bellwether Trial, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 3Health News:Court Upholds $2 Million Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit Verdict Levied Against C.R. Bard in First Federal Bellwether Trial, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 4Health News:Commercial Auto Insurance Provides Several Important Features! 2Health News:Study Shows Kyowa Hakko’s L-Citrulline May Help Reduce Gastrointestinal Injury During Strenuous Exercise 2Health News:Study Shows Kyowa Hakko’s L-Citrulline May Help Reduce Gastrointestinal Injury During Strenuous Exercise 3Health News:THE ROAD by Avasa & Matthew Love -- A New Album 2Health News:THE ROAD by Avasa & Matthew Love -- A New Album 3Health News:THE ROAD by Avasa & Matthew Love -- A New Album 4Health News:Find The Most Suitable Wedding Dress At JJsHouse.com 2
... Industries Ltd. (Reuters: SUN.BO, Bloomberg: SUNP IN, NSE: SUN ... Company Exclusive Group Ltd. (Alkaloida), has extended the Expiration ... all outstanding Ordinary Shares of Taro Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. ... p.m., New York City time, on Friday, April 3, ...
... cognitive disorders, researchers say , , FRIDAY, March 20 ... "the edge of chaos," at a critical point ... who said their finding could help improve understanding ... The researchers used medical imaging to measure changes ...
... some groups, survival odds after angioplasty are not as ... major international study pinpoints which people with major heart ... than artery-opening angioplasty. , "Bypass surgery is preferable for ... Hlatky, professor of health research and policy and cardiovascular ...
... - Mayo Clinic research shows a correlation between inadequate ... taken by patients who have chronic pain. This correlation ... to treat chronic pain. According to the Centers for ... cause of disability in the United States. These patients ...
... Lead to a New Definition of ,Bedside Manner,WASHINGTON and ... Health Resource Center (NWHRC) just released the latest issue ... "Women & Health Care Reform." The report coincides ... effort to gain support and awareness of the need ...
... N.C., March 20 The Government of Kenya ... 870 health workers contracted over the past three ... the country,s severe shortage of health professionals.Designed to ... public health facilities using a private-sector outsourcing mechanism, ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Sun Pharmaceutical Extends Tender Offer for Taro 2Health News:Sun Pharmaceutical Extends Tender Offer for Taro 3Health News:Diabetics and Elderly May Fare Better With Bypass 2Health News:Diabetics and Elderly May Fare Better With Bypass 3Health News:Mayo Clinic Study Suggests Those Who Have Chronic Pain May Need to Assess Vitamin D Status 2Health News:Mayo Clinic Study Suggests Those Who Have Chronic Pain May Need to Assess Vitamin D Status 3Health News:National Women's Health Report Addresses Issues of Uninsured Plus New Paradigms of Care 2Health News:Kenya Government Appoints Emergency Health Workers to Permanent Positions 2Health News:Kenya Government Appoints Emergency Health Workers to Permanent Positions 3
(Date:1/23/2015)... 23, 2015 More than a third of reproductive-aged women ... with private insurance, filled a prescription for an opioid pain ... this week,s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR). ... treat moderate to severe pain.  They are also found in ...
(Date:1/23/2015)... , Jan. 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/-- Harwood Feffer LLP ( ... of directors of Advaxis, Inc. ("Advaxis" or the "Company") ... has breached its fiduciary duties to shareholders. ... an investing website reporting that Advaxis had misrepresented the ...
(Date:1/23/2015)... Fla. , Jan. 23, 2015  HyGreen, Inc., a ... agreement and partnership with RCA Medical, a subsidiary of ... . Each year, hundreds of millions ... care-associated infections as organisms are transmitted from patient to ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Opioid painkillers widely prescribed among reproductive age women 2Opioid painkillers widely prescribed among reproductive age women 3Harwood Feffer LLP Announces Investigation of Advaxis, Inc. 2HyGreen Partners with RCA Medical in Johannesburg, South Africa 2
... Roche announced today that three,clinical data abstracts about its ... the 2007 Breast Cancer Symposium in San,Francisco, Sept. 7 ... from the XeNA (Xeloda in NeoAdjuvant),trial, a study of ... invasive breast cancer. The third presentation highlights,findings that validate ...
... 6 454 Life Sciences, a Roche,company, today announced ... identified a virus implicated in the deaths of,2.4 million ... using the,company,s Genome Sequencer(TM) system. The findings explain ... identified by reading sequences of DNA isolated from the ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Xeloda XeNA Study Analyses of Xeloda, Docetaxel and Herceptin Combination Therapy for Metastatic Breast Cancer Featured at Major New Breast Cancer Symposium 2Xeloda XeNA Study Analyses of Xeloda, Docetaxel and Herceptin Combination Therapy for Metastatic Breast Cancer Featured at Major New Breast Cancer Symposium 3Researchers Identify Virus Possibly Responsible for Declining Honeybee Population Using 454 Sequencing Technology from Roche 2Researchers Identify Virus Possibly Responsible for Declining Honeybee Population Using 454 Sequencing Technology from Roche 3Researchers Identify Virus Possibly Responsible for Declining Honeybee Population Using 454 Sequencing Technology from Roche 4
... Freedom leg bags are part ... a versatile line of leg bags, ... the varied needs of our customers. ... several sizes, and constructed of 100% ...
... are part of the Freedom Urinary ... leg bags, kits, and accessories designed ... our customers. These leg bags are ... of 100% latex-free soft, textured medical ...
... line of Personal Catheters® ... you would choose for ... configurations - standard, antibacterial, ... - are based on ...
The Antibacterial Personal Catheter® features a unique silicone composition that provides an antibacterial coated soft outer layer of silicone combined with a firm inner layer....
Medicine Products: