Comparison of Surgical and Medical Group Survival in Patients With Left Main Equivalent Coronary Artery Disease

@inproceedings{Caracciolo1995ComparisonOS,
  title={Comparison of Surgical and Medical Group Survival in Patients With Left Main Equivalent Coronary Artery Disease},
  author={Eugene A. Caracciolo and Kathryn Britton Davis and George Sopko and George C. Kaiser and Scott D. Corley and Hartzell Vernon Schaff and Herman A. Taylor and Bernard R. Chaitman},
  year={1995}
}
Background Combined severe proximal left anterior descending and proximal left circumflex coronary artery disease, or left main equivalent (LMEQ) disease, defines a prognostic high-risk angiographic subset of patients with chronic ischemic heart disease. While numerous observational and randomized clinical trials showed prolonged survival in surgically compared with medically treated patients with left main coronary artery disease, relatively few observational studies compared surgical and… CONTINUE READING

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