A meta-analysis of randomized trials comparing coronary artery bypass grafting with percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty in multivessel coronary artery disease.

@article{Sim1995AMO,
  title={A meta-analysis of randomized trials comparing coronary artery bypass grafting with percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty in multivessel coronary artery disease.},
  author={Ida Sim and Milan K Gupta and Kathryn M. McDonald and Martial G. Bourassa and Mark A. Hlatky},
  journal={The American journal of cardiology},
  year={1995},
  volume={76 14},
  pages={1025-9}
}
We performed a meta-analysis of randomized trials that compared percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) with coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery in patients with multivessel coronary artery disease. The outcomes of death, combined death, and nonfatal myocardial infarction (MI), repeat revascularization, and freedom from angina were analyzed. The overall risk of death and nonfatal MI was not different over a follow-up of 1 to 3 years (CABG:PTCA odds ratio [OR] 1.03, 95… CONTINUE READING