Archive for October, 2013

A Randomized Controlled Trial to Prevent Post-Operative Atrial Fibrillation by Antioxidant Reinforcement

Objectives This study was designed to assess whether the reinforcement of the antioxidant system, through n-3 fatty acids plus antioxidant vitamin supplementation, could reduce the incidence of post-operative atrial fibrillation.
Background Therapy to prevent post-operative atrial fibrillation remains suboptimal. Although oxidative stress plays a key role in the pathogenesis of this arrhythmia, antioxidant reinforcement has produced controversial results.
Methods A total of 203 patients scheduled for on-pump cardiac surgery were randomized to placebo or supplementation with┬án-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (2 g/day) (eicosapentaenoic acid:docosahexaenoic acid ratio 1:2),  » Read more about: A Randomized Controlled Trial to Prevent Post-Operative Atrial Fibrillation by Antioxidant Reinforcement  »


Minimally Invasive Aortic Valve Surgery in Texas

Aortic valve surgery is done to replace the aortic valve in your heart. If an aortic valve does not close all the way or it isn’t allowing for proper blood flow, minimally invasive aortic valve surgery may be necessary.
Why Might Someone Need An Aortic Valve Surgery?
Minimally invasive aortic valve surgery is performed for a variety of reasons, including:

Changes in the aortic valve are causing heart symptoms, such as chest pain, shortness of breath,  » Read more about: Minimally Invasive Aortic Valve Surgery in Texas  »