Perspectives on the 2014 ESC/EACTS Guidelines on Myocardial Revascularization

F (Frederico) Costa, Sara Ariotti, Marco Valgimigli, P Kolh, S Windecker

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Abstract

The joint European Society of Cardiology and European Association of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (ESC/EACTS) guidelines on myocardial revascularization collect and summarize the evidence regarding decision-making, diagnostics, and therapeutics in various clinical scenarios of coronary artery disease, including elective, urgent, and emergency settings. The 2014 document updates and extends the effort started in 2010, year of the first edition of these guidelines. Importantly, this latest edition provides a systematic review of all randomized clinical trials performed since 1980, comparing different strategies of myocardial revascularization, including coronary artery bypass graft (CABG), balloon angioplasty, percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with bare-metal stents (BMS) and first- and second-generation drug-eluting stents (DES). This review aims to highlight the most relevant novelties introduced by the 2014 edition of the ESC/EACTS myocardial revascularization guidelines as compared with the previous edition and to describe similarities and differences with the American societies' guidelines.
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)211-220
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Cardiovascular Translational Research
Volume8
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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