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Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery vs Percutaneous Interventions in Coronary Revascularization A Systematic Review.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

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Source Name: Journal of the American Medical Association


Deb S, Wijeysundera HC, Ko DT, Tsubota H, Hill S, Fremes SE.

Systematic review article comparing surgical versus percutaneous revascularization for ischaemic heart disease in patients with unprotected left main disease (ULMD), diabetes, multivessel CAD or left ventricular dysfunction. The authors reinforce the idea that patients suffering with diabetes appear to do better with surgery. In patients with ULMD, multivessel disease, or left ventricular dysfunction, the type of therapy should be determined by the complexity of the lesions. Patients with SYNTAX score above 22 are better served with coronary artery bypass graft surgery, whereas in patients with a SYTAX score equal or below 22, percutaneous revascularization should be the first choice.

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