Long-term safety and efficacy of percutaneous coronary intervention with stenting and coronary artery bypass surgery for multivessel coronary artery disease: a meta-analysis with 5-year patient-level data from the ARTS, ERACI-II, MASS-II, and SoS trials

Joost Daemen, Eric Boersma, Marcus Flather, Jean Booth, Rod Stables, Alfredo Rodriguez, Gaston Rodriguez-Granillo, Whady A Hueb, Pedro A Lemos, Patrick W Serruys

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Randomized trials that studied clinical outcomes after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with bare metal stenting versus coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) are underpowered to properly assess safety end points like death, stroke, and myocardial infarction. Pooling data from randomized controlled trials increases the statistical power and allows better assessment of the treatment effect in high-risk subgroups.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1146-54
Number of pages9
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 9 Sep 2008


  • Angioplasty, Balloon, Coronary
  • Coronary Artery Bypass
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Humans
  • Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic
  • Stents
  • Treatment Outcome

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