Ross M Reul
Affiliation: Baylor College of Medicine
- Will drug-eluting stents replace coronary artery bypass surgery?Ross M Reul
The Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Texas Heart Institute at St Luke s Episcopal Hospital, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
Tex Heart Inst J 32:323-30. 2005..Both CABG and PCI technologies will continue to advance, not necessarily exclusive of one another, but no data yet exist to suggest that DESs will render CABG obsolete any time soon...
- Preoperative statin therapy decreases risk of postoperative renal insufficiencySalim S Virani
Section of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
Cardiovasc Ther 28:80-6. 2010..Although current guidelines recommend withholding statins in perioperative patients, little information is available on whether perioperative statin use increases risk for postoperative renal failure...
- Short- and long-term outcomes of coronary artery bypass grafting or drug-eluting stent implantation for multivessel coronary artery disease in patients with chronic kidney diseaseGuha Ashrith
Division of Cardiology, the Texas Heart Institute at St Luke s Episcopal Hospital, Houston, Texas, USA
Am J Cardiol 106:348-53. 2010..52 to 2.34; p = 0.7). In conclusion, in patients with non-HD CKD and multivessel CAD, CABG led to better survival than PCI with drug-eluting stents, but CABG patients had a greater short-term risk of requiring permanent hemodialysis...
- Cardiovascular medicine and surgery in 2011Denton A Cooley
Texas Heart Institute, Houston, TX 77225-0345, USA
Am Heart Hosp J 4:164-8. 2006
- Long-term clinical outcome of coronary artery stenting or coronary artery bypass grafting in patients with multiple-vessel diseaseShun Kohsaka
Division of Cardiology, Texas Heart Institute at St Luke s Episcopal Hospital, Houston, TX, USA
J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 136:500-6. 2008..Our objective was to examine long-term outcomes of coronary stenting and coronary artery bypass grafting, including those performed in the contemporary era of aggressive medical therapy...
- Does preoperative statin therapy improve outcomes in patients undergoing isolated cardiac valve surgery?Salim S Virani
Section of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA
Am J Cardiol 102:1235-9. 2008..In conclusion, preoperative statin therapy was not associated with a decrease in morbidity or mortality in patients undergoing isolated cardiac valve surgery...
- The transition from open to endoscopic saphenous vein harvesting and its clinical impact: The Texas Heart Institute experienceTianjie Lai
Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, Texas Heart Institute, St Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
Tex Heart Inst J 33:316-20. 2006..Although the transition from open to endoscopic vein harvesting can be challenging in institutions, it can be successful if operators receive adequate training in endoscopic technique and are supported by surgeons and staff...
- Intracorporeal knot-tying for the thoracoscopic surgeon: a novel and simplified techniqueRaja R Gopaldas
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Texas Heart Institute, St Luke s Episcopal Hospital, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
Tex Heart Inst J 37:435-8. 2010..This technique has special advantages in areas of limited domain and in situations that require very narrow angles of instrument manipulation, particularly in thoracoscopic-assisted procedures...