The Annals of Thoracic Surgery

Study Finds Early Valve Replacement May Be Better Than Watching and Waiting  

“Watch and wait” may not be the way to go for physicians treating patients with severe aortic stenosis who have no symptom.  According to an article published online in The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, researchers say that these patients may benefit from a more aggressive treatment strategy of early valve replacement. Aortic stenosis, considered to be …

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Study Reinforces Value of Heart Team Approach When Making Treatment Decisions

Specialty Hospital of Central Jersey’s medical staff stays current on the latest research on cardiothoracic surgery.  Here’s one study we found interesting published last month. Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery may be the best treatment option for most patients with more than one blocked heart artery, according to the findings of a research study published the …

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