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PCI comparable to CABG in left main CAD treatment

PCI comparable to CABG in left main CAD treatment
September 22, 2017

Although CABG has been the standard therapy for patients with left main coronary artery stenosis, new data suggest that PCI with drug-eluting stents may be a valid alternative treatment.

Daniele Giacoppo, MD, from the German Heart Center Munich and the Technical University of Munich, and colleagues performed a meta-analysis recently published in JAMA Cardiology comparing long-term safety of PCI with DES vs. CABG in patients with left main coronary artery stenosis.

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