Imperial College London

ProfessorDarrelFrancis

Faculty of MedicineNational Heart & Lung Institute

Professor of Cardiology
 
 
 
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Contact

 

+44 (0)20 7594 3381d.francis Website

 
 
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Assistant

 

Miss Juliet Holmes +44 (0)20 7594 5735

 
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Location

 

Block B Hammersmith HospitalHammersmith Campus

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Summary

 

Publications

Citation

BibTex format

@article{Ahmad:2020:eurheartj/ehaa135,
author = {Ahmad, Y},
doi = {eurheartj/ehaa135},
journal = {European Heart Journal},
title = {Mortality after drug-eluting stents versus coronary artery bypass grafting for left main coronary artery disease: A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials},
url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/eurheartj/ehaa135},
year = {2020}
}

RIS format (EndNote, RefMan)

TY  - JOUR
AB - Aims The optimal method of revascularization for patients with left main coronary artery disease (LMCAD) is controversial. Coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG) has traditionally been considered the gold standard therapy, and recent randomized trials comparing CABG with percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with drug-eluting stents (DES) have reported conflicting outcomes. We, therefore, performed a systematic review and updated meta-analysis comparing CABG to PCI with DES for the treatment of LMCAD.Methods and results We systematically identified all randomized trials comparing PCI with DES vs. CABG in patients with LMCAD. The primary efficacy endpoint was all-cause mortality. Secondary endpoints included cardiac death, myocardial infarction (MI), stroke, and unplanned revascularization. All analyses were by intention-to-treat. There were five eligible trials in which 4612 patients were randomized. The weighted mean follow-up duration was 67.1 months. There were no significant differences between PCI and CABG for the risk of all-cause mortality [relative risk (RR) 1.03, 95% confidence interval (CI) 0.81–1.32; P = 0.779] or cardiac death (RR 1.03, 95% CI 0.79–1.34; P = 0.817). There were also no significant differences in the risk of stroke (RR 0.74, 95% CI 0.35–1.50; P = 0.400) or MI (RR 1.22, 95% CI 0.96–1.56; P = 0.110). Percutaneous coronary intervention was associated with an increased risk of unplanned revascularization (RR 1.73, 95% CI 1.49–2.02; P < 0.001).Conclusion The totality of randomized clinical trial evidence demonstrated similar long-term mortality after PCI with DES compared with CABG in patients with LMCAD. Nor were there significant differences in cardiac death, stroke, or MI between PCI and CABG. Unplanned revascularization procedures were less common after CABG compared with PCI. These findings may inform clinica
AU - Ahmad,Y
DO - eurheartj/ehaa135
PY - 2020///
SN - 0195-668X
TI - Mortality after drug-eluting stents versus coronary artery bypass grafting for left main coronary artery disease: A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
T2 - European Heart Journal
UR - http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/eurheartj/ehaa135
UR - http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/77894
ER -