A randomized study of coronary angioplasty compared with bypass surgery in patients with symptomatic multivessel coronary disease. German Angioplasty Bypass Surgery Investigation (GABI)

@article{Hamm1994ARS,
  title={A randomized study of coronary angioplasty compared with bypass surgery in patients with symptomatic multivessel coronary disease. German Angioplasty Bypass Surgery Investigation (GABI)},
  author={C. W. Hamm and Jacobus Reimers and Thomas A. Ischinger and Hans Jurgen Rupprecht and Jan Berger and Walter Bleifeld},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  year={1994},
  volume={331 16},
  pages={1037-43}
}
BACKGROUND The standard treatment for patients with symptomatic multivessel coronary artery disease is coronary-artery bypass grafting (CABG). Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) is widely used as an alternative approach to revascularization, but a systematic comparison of the two procedures is needed. We compared the outcomes in patients one year after complete revascularization with CABG or PTCA. METHODS A total of 8981 patients with multivessel coronary disease were… CONTINUE READING
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