ASCERT Trial

Summary: Evaluated percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) versus coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) in a retrospective manner with a primary endpoint of all cause mortality. CABG reduced all cause mortality at 4 years compared to PCI. At 1 year there was no difference in all cause mortality.

Original Publication:

N Engl J Med. 2012 Mar 27.

Eponym: American College of Cardiology (ACC) Foundation/STS Collaboration on the Comparative Effectiveness of Revascularization Strategies Trial