2009 - Percutaneous coronary intervention was not as effective as CABG for severe coronary artery disease

Willett, Laura Rees
July 2009
ACP Journal Club;7/21/2009, Vol. 151 Issue 1, p7
Academic Journal
The article focuses on a study on the noninferiority of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) to coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) for preventing major adverse cardiac or cerebrovascular events in patients with severe coronary artery disease. The results concluded that risks for the composite endpoint and repeated revascularization were higher after PCI than after CABG, but risk for stroke was lower.


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