Mortality and myocardial infarction following surgical versus percutaneous revascularization of isolated left anterior descending artery disease: a meta-analysis.

@article{Boodhwani2006MortalityAM,
  title={Mortality and myocardial infarction following surgical versus percutaneous revascularization of isolated left anterior descending artery disease: a meta-analysis.},
  author={Munir Boodhwani and Fraser Douglas Rubens and Frank W Sellke and Thierry Mesana and Marc A Ruel},
  journal={European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery},
  year={2006},
  volume={29 1},
  pages={65-70}
}
OBJECTIVE Despite numerous studies comparing surgical versus percutaneous revascularization, the optimal treatment of patients with isolated left anterior descending (LAD) artery disease remains debated. We conducted a meta-analysis to study the early and mid-term outcomes following percutaneous and surgical treatment of isolated LAD disease. METHODS Medline, EMBASE, and the Cochrane databases were searched and a hand search of bibliographies was conducted. Clinical data was extracted… CONTINUE READING