Search Tag: percutaneous coronary intervention

Cardiology Management

ORBITA trial: no significant benefit from PCI in stable angina

2017 07 Nov

Results from the ORBITA trial show that among patients with stable angina, percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) had no significant additional benefit on patient symptoms or quality of life. Carried out in the UK, the multicentre randomised, placebo-controlled study compared the artery-widening technique (stenting) with a simulated procedure – where... Read more

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Coronary artery disease: Comparison of revascularisation techniques

2017 21 Sep

Patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting benefit from a lower risk of repeat revascularisation; however, if a patient wishes to avoid the morbidity associated with surgical revascularisation, percutaneous coronary intervention is a safe and effective alternative, according to a systematic review published in JAMA Cardiology.In patients with... Read more

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Towards Optimal Management of Left Main Coronary Artery Disease

2016 07 Nov

  A study published in The New England Journal of Medicine indicates that patients with left main artery coronary artery disease can be managed equally well by coronary-artery bypass grafting (CABG) and percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI).   Past research has demonstrated that CABG is strikingly superior to medical treatment among patients with... Read more

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Adherence to Medical Therapy, Better Heart Surgery Outcomes

2016 24 Oct

According to a study carried out by researchers at Columbia University, New York, adherence to prescribed medical therapy after coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) or percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is associated with a significantly better long-term patient outcome.  Past research has compared outcomes of people who have had CABG or PCI and... Read more