In this study of patients with left main coronary disease, there was no significant difference in outcomes at 5 years between treatment with percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) or coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG).
Researchers randomly assigned 1,905 patients with left main coronary artery disease of low or intermediate anatomical complexity to treatment with PCI (948 patients) or CABG (957 patients).
At 5 years:
Before this study, long-term outcomes after PCI and CABG in these patients had not been clearly established. Ten-year follow-up is needed, however, to characterize very late safety profiles of these procedures because both stents and bypass grafts fail over time, the researchers say.Read More >>