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Status Quo of Hybrid Coronary Revascularization for Multi-Vessel Coronary Artery Disease

Authors
Journal
The Annals of Thoracic Surgery
0003-4975
Publisher
Elsevier
Volume
96
Issue
6
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2013.07.093

Abstract

Hybrid coronary revascularization (HCR) combines bypass grafting of the left anterior descending (LAD) coronary artery with percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) of non-LAD vessels. HCR has been performed as an alternative to CABG or multi-vessel PCI in thousands of patients since the late 1990s. In this review article, we provide an overview on patient selection, procedural sequence and timing, use of surgical techniques and anti-platelet agents. Additionally, patient recovery, satisfaction, costs and clinical outcomes of individual studies after HCR are evaluated. Future directions are also discussed, including the need for adequately powered randomized trials.

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