Have CAD and high SYNTAX? Better opt for CABG instead of PCI

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Takeaway

  • Patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) and a high SYNTAX score treated with coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG) have better outcomes than those treated with percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI).

Why this matters

  • Previous studies comparing outcomes between PCI and CABG in this patient population have had small sample sizes.

Study design

  • Meta-analysis of 4 studies with 1074 patients with CAD and high SYNTAX scores underwent either PCI (n=455) or CABG (619).
  • Funding: Guangxi Medical University.

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