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Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2009 Fall;21(3):196-8. doi: 10.1053/j.semtcvs.2009.08.003.

Coronary revascularization--2009: state of the art.

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John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, UK. david.taggart@orh.nhs.uk

Abstract

Despite advances in percutaneous coronary intervention, coronary artery bypass grafting remains the most effective intervention for complex coronary artery disease in survival, freedom from reintervention, and cost-effectiveness. To ensure that patients have access to this "gold-standard" treatment, a multidisciplinary team approach, rather than an individual cardiologist acting as a "gatekeeper," should be the standard of care when intervention is necessary, to ensure transparency, real patient choice, and genuine informed consent.

PMID:
19942116
DOI:
10.1053/j.semtcvs.2009.08.003
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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