What is the role of coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) in the treatment of unstable angina?

Updated: Oct 01, 2020
  • Author: Walter Tan, MD, MS; Chief Editor: Eric H Yang, MD  more...
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CABG is usually the preferred method for revascularization in patients with the following conditions:

  • Left main trunk artery stenosis

  • Poor left ventricular function

  • Significant 3-vessel CAD or 2-vessel disease that involves the proximal left anterior descending (LAD) artery

  • Diabetes mellitus with focal stenosis in more than 1 vessel

  • Concomitant severe valvular disease that necessitates open heart surgery


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