Analysis of Landmark Study Showed Patients Treated for Left-Main Coronary Artery Disease with XIENCE Stent Felt Better and Had Similar Long-Term Outcomes to Open-Heart Surgery

“For any treatment, it’s important to not only consider clinical outcomes such as recurrent heart attacks or stroke, but also to consider the effect of the treatment on a patient’s quality of life,” said Suzanne J. Baron, M.D., study investigator and assistant professor of medicine at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. “These data demonstrate that PCI is a reasonable treatment option for patients with left main coronary artery disease that allows them to potentially avoid surgery and to rapidly obtain a better quality of life after revascularization.”

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