Study: Meds, PCI both effective in some LAD stenosis cases

11/1/2011 | MedPage Today (free registration)

A Belgian study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Interventions found that patients with moderate to severe isolated stenosis in the proximal left anterior descending artery with fractional flow reserve of 0.8 or greater had similar success and survival rates with medication as with CABG or PCI. Researchers reported that 94% of the patients included in the study had stable CAD, warning that the results could not be extrapolated to other patient populations.

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