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An ongoing debate exists over the role of percutaneous coronary intervention and coronary artery bypass grafting for revascularization in patients with multivessel or left main disease. Despite improvements in stent technology, bypass surgery still provides the best long-term results in the majority of patients. The present review focuses on randomized controlled trials and a meta-analysis published over the last 4 years.

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Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg

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Coronary artery bypass grafting, Meta-analysis, Myocardial revascularization, Percutaneous coronary intervention, Randomized controlled trials