Long-term outcomes of intervention for unprotected left main coronary artery stenosis: coronary stenting vs coronary artery bypass grafting.

@article{Cheng2009LongtermOO,
  title={Long-term outcomes of intervention for unprotected left main coronary artery stenosis: coronary stenting vs coronary artery bypass grafting.},
  author={Cheng-I Cheng and Fan-Yen Lee and J J Chang and S Hsueh and Yuan-Kai Hsieh and C Fang and S M Chen and C. -W. Yang and Hon-Kan Yip and Mien-cheng Chen and Morgan Fu and C. -P. Wu},
  journal={Circulation journal : official journal of the Japanese Circulation Society},
  year={2009},
  volume={73 4},
  pages={705-12}
}
BACKGROUND Although recent studies suggest that percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with drug-eluting stents (DES) achieves clinical outcomes comparable to coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG) for unprotected left main coronary artery (ULMCA) disease, long-term studies are rarely performed. METHODS AND RESULTS This study reviewed outcomes in 363 patients undergoing CABG (n=216), PCI with DES (n=94) or PCI with bare-metal stent (BMS) (n=53) for ULMCA stenosis between January 2000… CONTINUE READING

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