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Jul, 2016

CABG Shows Survival Advantage Over PCI in Nondiabetic Patients With Multivessel Disease

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The theory that contemporary PCI might diminish the advantage of CABG in patients with multivessel disease does not appear to be valid, at least based on pooled patient-level data from two large randomized trials. “CABG, as compared with PCI with DES, significantly reduced the long-term risk of mortality in nondiabetic patients with multivessel CAD,” write Mineok Chang, MD (Asan Medical Center, Seoul, South Korea), and colleagues. But another researcher who…

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Mar, 2016

Drastic Fluctuations in CABG Costs Across Hospitals

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The price of coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) varies widely across U.S. hospitals, according to a study published in the April 1 issue of The American Journal of Cardiology. Bria D. Giacomino, DO, from the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine in Iowa City, and colleagues obtained out-of-pocket price estimates for CABG from a random sample of 53 U.S. hospitals for a hypothetical patient without medical insurance. The price…