Revascularization of Left Anterior Descending Coronary Artery Chronic Total Occlusion by Percutaneous Coronary Intervention versus Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting(Early and Mid Term Outcome)

2015 ARC Journal of Cardiology  
In spite of continuing progress in percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), recanalization of CTO still remains a challenge for invasive cardiologists. Yet recent advances in PCI materials, devices, approaches, and techniques have allowed expert operators to successfully tackle complex cases of CTO that many years ago have been sent patients to coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG). A comparison between revascularization of isolated left anterior descending (LAD) artery CTO through PCI and
more » ... by coronary artery bypass grafting may not be previously studied. Aim of the work To evaluate short and intermediate term outcome of revascularization of LAD CTO in symptomatic patients by PCI and to compare this outcome with LAD CTO revascularization through CABG.
doi:10.20431/2455-5991.0101001 fatcat:xy5qw65jirdmdhhcxkvnd5juvy