Thursday, November 29, 2012

Detection of left anterior descending coronary artery stenosis in patients with left bundle branch block: exercise, adenosine or dobutamine imaging

This study found the exercise stress combined with myocardial perfusion imaging in people with LBBB is more sensitive that vasodilator stress in the prediction of stenosis on angiography, although this difference did not reach statistical significance.

ScienceDirect.com - Journal of the American College of Cardiology - Detection of left anterior descending coronary artery stenosis in patients with left bundle branch block: exercise, adenosine or dobutamine imaging?

Coronary artery surgery study (CASS): a randomized trial of coronary artery bypass surgery. Survival data.

Is bypass surgery better than medical therapy for patients with stable ischemic heart disease? What about patients with triple vessel disease? This landmark study found that the mortality rate was no different in those undergoing bypass surgery compared to those undergoing medical therapy, even those with triple vessel disease.

Coronary artery surgery study (CASS): a randomized trial of coronary artery bypass surgery. Survival data.