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Mediterranean Diet Study

For many years, there has been discussion about this low-fat diet and whether it had a meaningful clinical impact.
“We now have dietary evidence that is fairly compelling. The absolute size reduction was not large, but the fact that the Mediterranean diets tested in this trial had such a positive impact gives us some anchoring about a diet that does lower critical cardiovascular endpoints.” –¬†Eric J. Topol, MD
At one point, the Mediterranean diet was very much supported by the American Heart Association and other organizations.¬†  » Read more about: Mediterranean Diet Study  »


Hybrid Coronary Revascularization Using Robotic Totally Endoscopic Surgery

Background: Hybrid coronary revascularization combines minimally invasive coronary artery bypass grafting and catheter-based interventions. This treatment option represents a viable alternative to both open multivessel coronary bypass surgery through sternotomy and multivessel percutaneous coronary intervention.
Methods: From 2001 to 2011, 226 patients (age, 61 years [range, 31 to 90 years]; 77.0% male; EuroSCORE, 2 [range, 0 to 13]) underwent hybrid coronary interventions on an intention-to-treat basis. Robotically assisted procedures were performed using the daVinci, daVinci S,  » Read more about: Hybrid Coronary Revascularization Using Robotic Totally Endoscopic Surgery  »