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Coronary artery bypass graft versus drug-eluting stent for high-risk proximal left anterior descending stenosis


Thiele, H; Falk, V (2010). Coronary artery bypass graft versus drug-eluting stent for high-risk proximal left anterior descending stenosis. Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine, 12(1):36-45.

Abstract

OPINION STATEMENT: Determining how to treat a patient with symptomatic isolated proximal left anterior descending coronary artery disease may present a challenge. Previous randomized trials comparing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with bare metal stents with minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass surgery demonstrated significantly higher reintervention rates for stenting, with similar mortality and reinfarction rates. However, current evidence suggests that the use of drug-eluting stents may reduce the need for repeat revascularization. Also, in recent studies there were fewer periprocedural complications in patients undergoing PCI, with similar death and reinfarction rates. Moreover, the quality of life for patients who have received drug-eluting stents is similar to that of patients who have undergone minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass surgery. Therefore, PCI with drug-eluting stents is the current treatment of choice for patients with isolated proximal left anterior descending coronary artery disease, unless they have complex lesions or repeated in-stent restenosis. In this article, the current treatment options are reviewed and outlined.

OPINION STATEMENT: Determining how to treat a patient with symptomatic isolated proximal left anterior descending coronary artery disease may present a challenge. Previous randomized trials comparing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with bare metal stents with minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass surgery demonstrated significantly higher reintervention rates for stenting, with similar mortality and reinfarction rates. However, current evidence suggests that the use of drug-eluting stents may reduce the need for repeat revascularization. Also, in recent studies there were fewer periprocedural complications in patients undergoing PCI, with similar death and reinfarction rates. Moreover, the quality of life for patients who have received drug-eluting stents is similar to that of patients who have undergone minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass surgery. Therefore, PCI with drug-eluting stents is the current treatment of choice for patients with isolated proximal left anterior descending coronary artery disease, unless they have complex lesions or repeated in-stent restenosis. In this article, the current treatment options are reviewed and outlined.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Cardiovascular Surgery
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:2010
Deposited On:26 Nov 2010 15:54
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 14:17
Publisher:Springer
ISSN:1092-8464
Publisher DOI:10.1007/s11936-009-0054-0
PubMed ID:20842480

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