2021: The American Association for Thoracic Surgery Expert Consensus Document: Coronary artery bypass grafting in patients with ischemic cardiomyopathy and heart failureIt is estimated that more than 125 million people live with ischemic heart disease globally, and each year in the United States, 720,000 have a first myocardial infarction resulting in hospital admission or death.1,2 Approximately 35% of those who experience a coronary event in a given year die because of it, and each death is associated with an average of 16 years of life lost. Ischemic cardiomyopathy (ICM) is the single largest cause of heart failure (HF), although the underlying causes are often multifactorial and overlapping.
2016 update to The American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS) consensus guidelines: Ischemic mitral valve regurgitationThe objective of this project was to provide an update to the previously published consensus 2015 The American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS) evidence-based guidelines for the management of ischemic mitral regurgitation (IMR).
2015 The American Association for Thoracic Surgery Consensus Guidelines: Ischemic mitral valve regurgitationThe objective of this project was to establish consensus 2015 The American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS) evidence-based guidelines for the management of ischemic mitral regurgitation (IMR).
2014 AHA/ACC guideline for the management of patients with valvular heart disease: A report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice GuidelinesThe medical profession should play a central role in evaluating evidence related to drugs, devices, and procedures for detection, management, and prevention of disease. When properly applied, expert analysis of available data on the benefits and risks of these therapies and procedures can improve the quality of care, optimize patient outcomes, and favorably affect costs by focusing resources on the most effective strategies. An organized and directed approach to a thorough review of evidence has resulted in the production of clinical practice guidelines that assist clinicians in selecting the best management strategy for an individual patient.