Which factors increase the benefit of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) over coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG)?

Updated: Dec 04, 2019
  • Author: Rohit Shahani, MD, MS, MCh; Chief Editor: Karlheinz Peter, MD, PhD  more...
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Factors that increase the benefit of PCI over CABG include the following [23] :

  • Elevated mortality risk with CABG
  • Elevated stroke risk
  • Extreme frailty
  • Prior CABG
  • Acute STEMI at presentation

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