TITLE

COMMENTARY: Cardiac outcomes occurred more frequently with PCI than CABG or medical therapy in coronary artery disease

AUTHOR(S)
Assimes, Themistocles
PUB. DATE
November 2004
SOURCE
ACP Journal Club;Nov/Dec2004, Vol. 141 Issue 3, p57
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that Cardiac outcomes occurred more frequently with PCI than CABG or medical therapy in coronary artery disease. Trials in the 1970s clearly showed that CABG reduces mortality in patients with extensive CAD [1]. More recent trials in patients with less extensive CAD have shown no difference for cardiac events after revascularization or MT [2]. A limitation of revascularization is that it addresses only the most narrowed coronary segments, yet most MIs arise from rupture of nonobstructive coronary plaques.
ACCESSION #
15303567

 

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