Assigning priority to patients requiring coronary revascularization: consensus principles from a panel of cardiologists and cardiac surgeons.

In light of lengthy waiting lists for coronary surgery in Canada, a panel of 16 cardiologists and cardiac surgeons was convened to derive guiding principles for ranking how urgently diverse patients with angiographically proven coronary disease require revascularization. Factors likely to affect urgency were agreed upon by the panelists and incorporated… CONTINUE READING