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Clinical characteristics and early mortality of patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting compared to percutaneous coronary intervention: Insights from the Australasian Society of Cardiac and Thoracic Surgeons (ASCTS) and the Melbourne Interventional Group (MIG) Registries

Bryan P Yan, David J Clark, Brian Buxton, Andrew E Ajani, Julian A Smith, Stephen J Duffy, Gil C Shardey, Peter D Skillington, Omar Farouque, Michael Yii, Cheng-Hon Yap, Nick Andrianopoulos, Angela Brennan, Diem Dinh, Christopher M Reid

Heart, Lung & Circulation | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2009


OBJECTIVES: Controversy continues over the optimal revascularisation strategy for patients with multi-vessel coronary artery disease. Clinical characteristics, risk profile, and mortality of patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) and percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) are thought to differ but there are limited contemporary comparative data. METHODS: We compared clinical characteristics, in-hospital and 30-day mortality of 3841 consecutive patients undergoing isolated CABG and 4417 undergoing PCI. Independent predictors of 30-day mortality were determined by multiple logistic regression analysis. RESULTS: CABG patients were older (p<0.01). The CABG group had a highe..

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