History of Invasive and Interventional Cardiology - Catheterization of Humans - Modern Controversies in Interventional Cardiology - Roles of Bypass Surgery and Intracoronary Stents For Coronary Artery Disease

Roles of Bypass Surgery and Intracoronary Stents For Coronary Artery Disease

Another source of controversy in the field of interventional cardiology is the overlapping roles of PCI and coronary artery bypass surgery for individuals with coronary artery disease. This area has been studied in a number of trials since the early 1990s. Unfortunately, due to the rapid changes in technique in both bypass surgery as well as PCI, added to the better understanding of the role of intense pharmacologic therapy in individuals with coronary artery disease, questions still remain on the best form of therapy in many subgroups of patients. Multiple ongoing studies hope to tease out which individuals do better with PCI and which do better with CABG, but in general each case is individualized to the patient and the relative comfort level of the interventional cardiologist and the cardiothoracic surgeon.

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