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Midterm follow-up after minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass grafting versus percutaneous coronary intervention techniques.
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PMID:  15797053     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Revascularization of the left anterior descending coronary artery can be performed by minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass grafting (MIDCAB) or percutaneous coronary intervention techniques (PCI). The study compared the midterm results of both techniques. METHODS: The outcome of 206 consecutive MIDCAB and 256 PCI patients treated from 1998 until 2001 was retrospectively analyzed. Cardiologists determined the primary patient allocation for the distinct revascularization technique. Periprocedural complications and midterm follow-up, including quality-of-life assessment (SF-36), was reported up to 5.2 years (3.4 +/- 0.7 years). RESULTS: Periprocedural and overall mortality (p = 0.206) showed no differences. Four MIDCAB patients required early reoperation but not for repeated target vessel revascularization. In 16 patients secondary PCI (7.8%) of other coronary vessels was performed. Repeated revascularization of the left anterior descending coronary artery was necessary in 24.2% of patients in the PCI group (p < 0.001), with 4.7% finally requiring surgical revascularization. The incidence of major adverse cardiac events, including myocardial infarction (p = 0.581), repeated target vessel revascularization (p < 0.001), or death (p = 0.206) was higher in the PCI group. This difference consisted basically of the need for repeated target vessel revascularization. Patient-based quality-of-life assessment (SF-36) was independent from the primary chosen revascularization method. CONCLUSIONS: At midterm follow up, MIDCAB resulted in significantly superior results regarding the need for repeated target vessel revascularization compared with PCI, with no significant differences regarding other major cardiac events.
Sandra Fraund; Gunhild Herrmann; Anja Witzke; Jürgen Hedderich; Georg Lutter; Michael Brandt; Andreas Böning; Jochen Cremer
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  79     ISSN:  1552-6259     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  2005 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-03-30     Completed Date:  2006-08-09     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1225-31     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University of Schleswig-Holstein, Campus Kiel, Kiel, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Angioplasty, Transluminal, Percutaneous Coronary*
Coronary Artery Bypass*
Coronary Stenosis / psychology,  surgery*
Follow-Up Studies
Middle Aged
Quality of Life
Retrospective Studies
Surgical Procedures, Minimally Invasive*

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