According to the authors of this paper, surgical risk stratified outcomes after contemporary revascularization strategies have not been well described. This study outlines such outcomes after PCI or CABG in patients with multivessel coronary disease, which the authors say can help guide the revascularization strategy choice for individual patients.
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Coronary Disease - PCI
August 12, 2022
Registry for Acute Coronary Events in Nigeria (RACE-Nigeria): Clinical Characterization, Management, and Outcome
December 25, 2021
The rising burden of CAD in low- and middle-income countries like Nigeria is a result of the epidemiological transition from communicable to non- communicable diseases. The system of care for acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is evolving and constrained by a lack of prehospital emergency services, prolonged intervention times, and low patient eligibility
2021 ACC/AHA/SCAI Guideline for Coronary Artery Revascularization: A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Joint Committee on Clinical Practice Guidelines
December 10, 2021
On December 9, the American Heart Association (AHA) and American College of Cardiology (ACC) jointly released a clinical practice guideline for coronary artery revascularization in patients with coronary artery disease. The top ten take-home messages are:
November 9, 2021
A good-size Terumo-sponsored RCT that is set to impact on decisions to discontinue DAPT early after PCI with absorbable stent, a change that will somehow decrease the surgical risk of bleeding in the event of salvage CABG.
Timing of Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting After Acute Myocardial Infarction May Not Influence Mortality and Readmissions
June 15, 2021
Fascinating confirmation of null hypotheses including bleeding complications and survival in a Pennsylvanian cohort study, despite the easily predictable previous PCI, hock, and IABP prevalence in the emergency group. The statistical model is elaborate and complex. Perhaps a randomized trial could now be justified!
February 21, 2021
An editorial that may herald the decrease in aspirinization and the rise of ticagrelor monotherapy in Percutaneous stenting of coronary arteries.
December 4, 2020
A brief and readable editorial on the United Kingdom prespective on the global impact of the pandemic to the delivery of cardiovascular care, attempting a semi-quantitative economic appraisal of the problem.
Overall and Cause-Specific Mortality in Randomized Clinical Trials Comparing Percutaneous Interventions With Coronary Bypass Surgery: A Meta-Analysis
October 26, 2020
Within the limitations of a meta-analysis, a useful work advancing that PCI may have a hitherto masked or hidden mortality
Implications of Alternative Definitions of Peri-Procedural Myocardial Infarction After Coronary Revascularization
October 12, 2020
An analysis, from the cardiology viewpoint, of the MI nomenclature issues around the external validity of the EXCEL trial that undermined the EACTS support of the relevant 2018 guidelines
Dual Antiplatelet Therapy After Percutaneous Coronary Intervention and Drug-Eluting Stents: A Systematic Review and Network Meta-Analysis
September 15, 2020
An open-access large metanalysis on the utility and risks of antiplatelets after PCI. Of note, mortality was not a primary endpoint. The message is that long dual antiplatelet use is an exchange between avoidance of myocardial events and serious bleeding. The novel oral anticoagulants may enter the arena soon..