A BETTER BYPASS – LANDMARK STUDY!
Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) might be the standard treatment for Coronary disease, but it comes with an increased risk of post-operative stroke compared to other techniques. However new research suggests that a few tweaks to the technique might decrease this risk… find out more about this landmark study, carried out by surgeons associated with The Baird Institute.
Professor Douglas K Baird AM MBBS FRACS
Douglas Baird was a gifted cardiothoracic surgeon who epitomised the ideals of science, surgery, sensitivity and skill. He was devoted to his patients, many of whom became lifelong friends.
Professor Baird was committed to ongoing research believing that surgical outcomes must be continually measured and improved.
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On Friday 14 December 2018, The Baird Institute celebrated the support of our donors with an afternoon tea and a tour of the Hybrid Theatre, the state-of-the-art research facility at the Charles Perkins Centre (CPC) in Sydney University. Along with many of our valued...read more
We are so pleased to announce that The Honourable Michael Kirby AC CMG has agreed to become The Baird Institute’s 2nd Patron and is succeeding to the mantle of our previous patron, Professor The Honourable Dame Marie Bashir. When he retired from the High Court of...read more
2ND HEART AND LUNG SURGERY NURSES EDUCATION CONFERENCE CONNECTED CARE What makes a successful education conference? This question occupied us during months of planning leading up to The Baird Institute’s 2nd Nurses Education Conference, held on 15 September,...read more
The Baird Institute is excited to announce the funding of and collaboration with Vantari VR in building a Virtual Reality (VR) tool for surgical planning.The focus is on improving efficiency and outcomes for patients and is the first of its kind globally to be built...read more
An amazing $9000 was raised at the James Wadland Night of Hearts! The latest James Wadland Night of Hearts (JWNOH) event, was held on April 2, 2018. This celebration, held annually on James’ birthday, was bigger than usual, due to the fact that this year, James would...read more
Dick Shaw's Mollymook Fundraiser was a great success, raising the amazing sum of $14,000. A wonderful night was had by all at Dick Shaw’s fundraiser for the Baird Institute down at Mollymook on the South Coast on February 24. 120 people attended, with the majority...read more
In Australia, diseases of the heart, lung and blood vessels kill more people than any other disease.
Together we can turn that around …
Brieger DB, Ng ACC, Chow V, D'Souza M, Hyun K, Bannon PG, Kritharides L Open Heart 2019;6(1):e000959 PMID: 31168375 Abstract Objectives: To describe changes in mortality among patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) in New South Wales (NSW)...read more