Which procedures are performed in the treatment of coronary artery atherosclerosis?

Updated: Apr 09, 2021
  • Author: Sandy N Shah, DO, MBA, FACC, FACP, FACOI; Chief Editor: Yasmine S Ali, MD, MSCI, FACC, FACP  more...
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Answer

Treatment procedures for coronary artery atherosclerosis include the following:

  • Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG)

  • Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI)

  • Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA)

In high- and intermediate-risk patients with 3-vessel disease, PCI was associated with significantly higher rates of revascularization and of major adverse cardiac and cerebrovascular events than CABG [2, 3] ; the two procedures were equally effective in the treatment of low-risk patients with 3-vessel disease and in low- and intermediate-risk patients with left main CAD.

See Treatment and Medication for more detail.


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