Tag Archives: outcomes
Sex differences in heart failure outcomes in Ontario, Canada
Heart failure is a leading cause of death in women and men around the world. Despite recent advances in the management of heart failure, much still need to be learned how outcomes might differ by sex. Indeed,
Oral anticoagulants and renal failure: The mystery yet unsolved
The optimal utilization of novel oral anticoagulants (NOACs) in patients with renal failure represents an urgent, unmet, and yet unsolved need with regard to the choice of agents, duration of treatment, and potential dose/regimen adjustment. Lack of
Uncomplicated type B acute aortic dissection: endovascular repair or best medical treatment?
Patients with uncomplicated type B acute aortic dissection (type B-AAD) are commonly treated with conservative therapy (best medical treatment [BMT]) although the long-term outcome of medical therapy alone is suboptimal, with a reported 30% to 50% mortality
Frail patients are at increased risk of death following surgery
As a busy surgeon it is sometimes very difficult to predict which patients will do poorly after surgery. Current preoperative measurements have proven to be inaccurate. This may lead to patients undergoing surgery and having bad outcomes.