Coronary artery bypass graft surgery and percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty. Twenty-year clinical outcome.

@article{Domburg2002CoronaryAB,
  title={Coronary artery bypass graft surgery and percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty. Twenty-year clinical outcome.},
  author={Ron T van Domburg and David P. Foley and Arno Breeman and Lex A. van Herwerden and Patrick Washington Serruys},
  journal={European heart journal},
  year={2002},
  volume={23 7},
  pages={543-9}
}
AIMS The purpose of this study is to compare the long-term outcome (up to 20 years) of coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG) with percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) in a consecutive patient series at a single centre. Survival is similar after CABG and PTCA up to 8 years follow-up in patients with multivessel disease, with a reduced need for repeat revascularization after CABG. As coronary artery disease is a lifetime disease, longer-term follow-up of these revascularization… CONTINUE READING

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