May 16, 2016
Among patients who previously underwent CABG surgery, bypass graft PCI was associated with increased risk for short- and long-term major adverse events compared with native coronary artery PCI.
Emmanouil S. Brilakis, MD, PhD, and colleagues reviewed the Veterans Affairs Clinical Assessment, Reporting and Tracking (VA-CART) registry to identify a national cohort of 11,118 veterans and previous CABG patients who underwent PCI at 67 participating VA hospitals from 2005 to 2013. The researchers compared the outcomes of patients who underwent native coronary vs. bypass graft PCI. The groups were compared based on the following outcomes of interest: procedure-related in-laboratory complications, MI, all-cause mortality and repeat revascularization. The primary exposure variable was PCI target vessel during index PCI.