SYNTAX: CABG best for patients not qualified for stenting

November 2008
Cardiology Today;Nov2008, Vol. 11 Issue 11, p25
The article reports that researchers for the SYNTAX trial indicate that coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) is best for patients who are not qualified for stenting. In their study, which include 897 patients to undergo CABG and 903 percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with paclitaxel-eluting stent, it showed a significantly higher rate of revascularization among patients in the PCI group than those in the CABG group, and the CABG group showed a significantly higher rate of cerebrovascular incidents than the PCI group.


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