Article Abstract

Percutaneous coronary intervention in left main disease: 10-year follow-up

Authors: Akihiro Kobayashi, Naoki Misumida

Abstract

Significant left main coronary artery (LMCA) disease is found in 4.8% of patients undergoing coronary angiography (1). Historically, coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) has been the mainstay of revascularization strategy for LMCA disease (2). However, with the advances in PCI techniques and devices as well as adjunctive pharmacotherapy, PCI certainty has expanded its role in left main revascularization over the past decade (3).