10-Year All-Cause Mortality Following Percutaneous or Surgical Revascularization in Patients With Heavy Calcification.
Author(s): Garg S; Department of Cardiology, Royal Blackburn Hospital et al.
Source: JACC.Cardiovascular Interventions 15(2), pp. 193-204
Abstract: The aim of this study was to assess 10-year all-cause mortality in patients with heavily calcified lesions (HCLs) undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) or coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). At 10 years, the presence of an HCL was an independent predictor of mortality, with a similar prognosis following PCI or CABG. Whether HCLs require special consideration when deciding the mode of revascularization beyond their current contribution to the anatomical SYNTAX score deserves further evaluation.
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