martes, 17 de marzo de 2015

Common Heart Surgery Procedure Increases Need for Pacemakers & Different Tests for Heart Disease Result in Similar Patient Outcomes

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WHAT: National Institutes of Health-funded researchers have determined that a widely used surgical technique for correcting abnormal heart rhythm is effective, but increases the likelihood that patients will later need permanent pacemakers. The study included 260 patients with atrial fibrillation, the most common type of irregular heart rhythm, who each had mitral-valve surgery at one of 20 research centers in the United States and Canada.

WHAT: Patients with symptoms suggesting undiagnosed coronary artery disease had similar long-term health outcomes regardless of whether doctors initially used a computed tomographic angiography (CTA) or a stress test to assess the health of their cardiac arteries, according to research supported by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) at National Institutes of Health.

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