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TCT 2017: PCI And CABG Yield Similar QOL Outcomes For Left-Main Disease

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New results from the EXCEL trial, presented at the TCT conference in Denver, found that percutaneous coronary intervention and bypass graft surgery produce similar intermediate-term improvement in the quality-of-life scores of patients with left main coronary artery disease. The results are "testimony to how far PCI has come that it can now stand toe-to-toe with bypass surgery but also give patients a much more rapid recovery," one cardiologist said.

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