Revascularization Options: Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery and Percutaneous Coronary Intervention.
Heart Fail Clin. 2016 Jan;12(1):135-9
Authors: Kappetein AP, van Mieghem NM, Head SJ
Coronary artery bypass grafting (CAGB) is superior to percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in reducing mortality in certain patients and improving the composite end points of angina, recurrent myocardial infarction, and repeat revascularization procedures. However, CABG is associated with a higher perioperative stroke risk. For patients with less complex disease or left main coronary disease, PCI is an acceptable alternative to CABG. Lesion complexity is an essential consideration for stenting, whereas patient comorbidity is an essential consideration for CABG. All patients with complex multivessel coronary artery disease should be reviewed by a heart team including a cardiac surgeon and interventional cardiologist.
PMID: 26567980 [PubMed - in process]