For Severe Coronary Artery Disease, Bypass May Be Best

A Cleveland Clinic study found that long-term outcomes and quality of life are better with CABG compared with stenting in complex CAD cases.

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The decision to treat blocked arteries in the heart with angioplasty and stenting or coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) usually depends on several factors. The location and severity of the blockage are among the main considerations. A recent Cleveland Clinic study suggests that in at least two situations, CABG is the better choice.
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