A new study carried out by cardiologists from the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation and the University of Minnesota shows that patients with Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) and are completely revascularization had a better rates and outcomes than those who didn't undergo a complete revascularization. The study is published in the May issue of Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions, a journal published by Wiley-Blackwell on behalf of The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions.
Timothy Henry, M.D., FSCAI, leader of this study and his team reviewed angiographs and clinical data from 493 patients, who were treated at the Minneapolis Heart Institute at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis. Patients were categorized based on angiographic results and initial treatment. Dr. Henry said "Our results showed patients with incomplete revascularization had a risk of mortality more than double that of completely revascularized patients."