Comparison of surgical and medical group survival in patients with left main coronary artery disease. Long-term CASS experience.

@article{Caracciolo1995ComparisonOS,
  title={Comparison of surgical and medical group survival in patients with left main coronary artery disease. Long-term CASS experience.},
  author={Eugene A. Caracciolo and Kathryn Britton Davis and George S Sopko and George C. Kaiser and Scott D. Corley and Hartzell V. Schaff and Herman A. Taylor and Bernard R. Chaitman},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={1995},
  volume={91 9},
  pages={
          2325-34
        }
}
BACKGROUND Observational and randomized studies designed to compare surgical and medical therapies in patients with left main coronary artery disease (LMCD) have shown that coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery prolongs life in most patients with LMCD. The present report of 1484 patients with LMCD in the Coronary Artery Surgery Study (CASS) Registry extends the originally published 5-year surgical and medical group survival analysis to more than 16 years of follow-up and permits analysis… CONTINUE READING

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