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Two quality measures used in public-reporting and value-based payment programs require β-blockers be administered <24 hours before isolated coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG) to prevent atrial fibrillation (AF) and mortality. Questions have arisen about continued use of these measures.
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Name: The Annals of thoracic surgery
Revascularization strategy in coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery usually depends on coronary dimension and stenosis severity. Little is known about the relation of preoperative evaluati...
To investigate the effects of preoperative anxiety relieving on electrophysiological changes in patients undergoing off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery.
The prevalence of delirium and undernutrition are both relatively high subsequent to coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery. The aim of this study was to evaluate the association between preopera...
This study sought to determine (1) the association between the length of preoperative clopidogrel discontinuation, blood loss, and transfusion requirements and (2) whether preoperative platelet fun...
Antiplatelet therapy is critical in the management of coronary artery diseases. For patients undergoing cardiac surgeries, including coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) and valve replacement, controve...
Atrial Fibrillation (AF) is a common postoperative complication of cardiac surgery, occuring in approximately 25-30% of coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) patients and 35-40% of heart val...
physiological end-point, incidence of adverse events, and changes in psychological status. In the past, physiological goals, major morbidity and mortality were used as indicators of recov...
The study is aimed to optimized the dose-adjusted regimen of beta-blockers in patients with acute coronary syndrome by investigating therapeutic and curative results of target doses Beta-b...
Post operative atrial fibrillation following coronary surgery (POAF) is a common complication that can affect 10-50% of patients. Intravenous magnesium, administered per-or post-operative...
Preoperative anxiety is often described as an uncomfortable, tense unpleasant mood before surgery, an emotional response to a potential challenge or threat to reality. Data show that adult...
Care given during the period prior to undergoing surgery when psychological and physical preparations are made according to the special needs of the individual patient. This period spans the time between admission to the hospital to the time the surgery begins. (From Dictionary of Health Services Management, 2d ed)
Direct myocardial revascularization in which the internal mammary artery is anastomosed to the right coronary artery, circumflex artery, or anterior descending coronary artery. The internal mammary artery is the most frequent choice, especially for a single graft, for coronary artery bypass surgery.
A way of providing nursing care that is guided by the integration of the best available scientific knowledge with nursing expertise. This approach requires nurses to critically assess relevant scientific data or research evidence, and to implement high-quality interventions for their nursing practice.
Abnormal balloon- or sac-like dilatation in the wall of CORONARY VESSELS. Most coronary aneurysms are due to CORONARY ATHEROSCLEROSIS, and the rest are due to inflammatory diseases, such as KAWASAKI DISEASE.
Malformations of CORONARY VESSELS, either arteries or veins. Included are anomalous origins of coronary arteries; ARTERIOVENOUS FISTULA; CORONARY ANEURYSM; MYOCARDIAL BRIDGING; and others.
Surgery is a technology consisting of a physical intervention on tissues. All forms of surgery are considered invasive procedures; so-called "noninvasive surgery" usually refers to an excision that does not penetrate the structure being exci...