Medtech Insight is part of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC’s registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use. For high-quality copies or electronic reprints for distribution to colleagues or customers, please call +44 (0) 20 3377 3183

Printed By

UsernamePublicRestriction
UsernamePublicRestriction

PTCA vs. CABG

This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

Executive Summary

Balloon angioplasty and coronary artery bypass surgery are ultimately comparable in cost, according to results of the Emory Angioplasty versus Surgery Trial (EAST) presented Nov. 14 at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions in Dallas. William Weintraub, MD, et al., Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, found that average initial combined professional and hospital costs were $16,223 for angioplasty and $24,005 for bypass surgery. After three years, however, average costs were $23,734 for angioplasty and $25,310 for surgery. The group attributed the long-term cost increase to a higher rate of repeat procedures in the angioplasty group. A study conducted by the British Health Economics Research Group and published in the Oct. 1 issue of The Lancet found that PTCA costs about 80% as much as CABG at two years after surgery
Advertisement
Advertisement
UsernamePublicRestriction

Register

MT003110

Ask The Analyst

Please Note: You can also Click below Link for Ask the Analyst
Ask The Analyst

Your question has been successfully sent to the email address below and we will get back as soon as possible. my@email.address.

All fields are required.

Please make sure all fields are completed.

Please make sure you have filled out all fields

Please make sure you have filled out all fields

Please enter a valid e-mail address

Please enter a valid Phone Number

Ask your question to our analysts

Cancel