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Complete vs Incomplete Revascularization in Multivessel Coronary Artery Disease

The goal of coronary artery disease (CAD) treatment is coronary revascularization and repair of cardiac perfusion. Subsequently, revascularization tends to reduce long-term mortality, yet very few data exist to show a definite benefit of complete revascularization (CR) vs incomplete revascularization (IR) in clinical practice.A study from the Journal of the American College of Cardiology has found that CR may be the most suitable revascularization method for patients with multivessel CAD. The study was a systematic review and meta-analysis of published studies (observational and randomized clinical trials) that compared CR vs IR in multivessel CAD. All-cause mortality was used as the primary outcome. Approximately 35 studies were identified, which included nearly 90,000 patients. Continue readingComplete vs Incomplete Revascularization in Multivessel Coronary Artery Disease

The Evolving Landscape of CAD Treatment for Patients with an Indication for Revascularization

More than 15 million Americans suffer from coronary artery disease (CAD), the leading cause of mortality in the United States. According to the online journal Circulation, CAD patients who fail to modify their lifestyle and/or present poor adherence to a medication regimen aimed to control CAD risk factors often place themselves at higher risk for … Continue reading “The Evolving Landscape of CAD Treatment for Patients with an Indication for Revascularization”