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It is now half a century since the start of coronary bypass graft surgery (CABG) with the first percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) following just over a decade later. The relative merits of PCI vs. CABG for stable coronary artery disease (stable-CAD) have continued to be debated ever since and have been the focus of around 20 randomized trials and numerous registry studies, systematic reviews, and meta-analyses. The aim of this review is to identify areas of agreement, disagreement, and uncertainties in the role of PCI and CABG in patients with stable-CAD.

Original publication

DOI

10.1093/eurheartj/ehw044

Type

Journal article

Journal

Eur Heart J

Publication Date

21/06/2016

Volume

37

Pages

1873 - 1882

Keywords

CABG, Mammary artery, PCI, Stent, Surgery