Comparison of drug-eluting stents and coronary artery bypass grafting for the treatment of multivessel coronary artery disease in patients with chronic kidney disease.

@article{Wang2009ComparisonOD,
  title={Comparison of drug-eluting stents and coronary artery bypass grafting for the treatment of multivessel coronary artery disease in patients with chronic kidney disease.},
  author={Zhi Jian Wang and Yu Jie Zhou and Yu Yang Liu and Dong Mei Shi and Ying Zhao and Yong He Guo and Wan Jun Cheng and Miao Yu},
  journal={Circulation journal : official journal of the Japanese Circulation Society},
  year={2009},
  volume={73 7},
  pages={1228-34}
}
BACKGROUND Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a strong predictor of mortality after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) or coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), but the relative efficacy of the 2 revascularization strategies in this context remains unknown. METHODS AND RESULTS The 1,069 patients with CKD undergoing revascularization for multivessel coronary disease were evaluated. Of them, 532 patients were treated for 2-vessel disease (97 CABG, 435 PCI) and 537 for 3-vessel disease (248… CONTINUE READING