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Coronary Artery Surgery Versus Percutaneous Coronary Intervention in Octogenarians: Long-Term Results

Monday, February 2, 2015

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Source Name: Annals of Thoracic Surgery


Francesco Nicolini, Giovanni Andrea Contini, Daniela Fortuna, Davide Pacini, Davide Gabbieri, Luigi Vignali, Gianluca Campo, Antonio Manari, Claudio Zussa, Paolo Guastaroba, Rossana De Palma, Tiziano Gherli

Propensity-score matched patients undergoing PCI or CABG in regional centers in Emilia-Romagna, Italy, 2002-2008 were evaluated for long-term outcomes. The PCI group had worse outcomes for MI, cardiac mortality, and the need for target vessel revascularization.  CABG was particularly superior in the elderly, those with prior MI, patients with CHF or renal insufficiency, those with peripheral vascular disease, and patients with triple-vessel disesase.

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