Five-year outcomes for PCI vs CABG trial reported

Final results suggest that both procedures have merits
Reuters Health
Cardiac interventionalist

Five-year outcomes for patients with left main coronary artery disease having coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) or a percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) are similar as long as their disease is not anatomically complex, a study suggests.

More than 1900 patients from centres across Europe and the US with left main coronary arterial disease of low or intermediate complexity were included in the trial, known as EXCEL, and randomly allocated to either PCI with an everolimus-eluting stent or CABG.