Current percutaneous coronary intervention and coronary artery bypass grafting practices for three-vessel and left main coronary artery disease. Insights from the SYNTAX run-in phase.

@article{Kappetein2006CurrentPC,
  title={Current percutaneous coronary intervention and coronary artery bypass grafting practices for three-vessel and left main coronary artery disease. Insights from the SYNTAX run-in phase.},
  author={Arie Pieter Kappetein and Keith D. Dawkins and Friedrich W. Mohr and Marie Claude Morice and Michael J. Mack and Mary E. Russell and J. Pomar and Patrick W Serruys},
  journal={European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery},
  year={2006},
  volume={29 4},
  pages={486-91}
}
OBJECTIVE Percutaneous coronary intervention with drug-eluting stents is challenging coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) as the gold standard for treatment of three-vessel and left main coronary disease. We evaluated the current practice pattern in hospitals throughout Europe and USA. METHODS To qualify for participation in the SYNTAX (Synergy between PCI with TAXUS drug-eluting stent and Cardiac Surgery) study, a randomized trial comparing percutaneous coronary intervention with drug… CONTINUE READING

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