Assessing the economic attractiveness of coronary artery revascularization in chronic kidney disease patients.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is associated with increased morbidity and mortality in coronary artery disease (CAD) patients. We compared the economic attractiveness of CAD revascularization procedures in patients with and without CKD. Our population included 6218 patients with significant CAD undergoing cardiac catheterization at Duke University between 1996 and 2001, with follow-up through 2002. We investigated the influence of CKD (creatinine clearance < 60 mL/min) upon 3-year survival and medical costs in our CAD population. Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery was an economically attractive alternative vs. percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) or medical therapy for all patients with left main disease, three-vessel CAD patients without CKD, and two-vessel CAD patients with CKD. Medical therapy was an economically attractive strategy vs. CABG surgery or PCI for three-vessel CAD patients with CKD, two-vessel CAD patients without CKD, and all single-vessel CAD patients.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Eisenstein, EL; Sun, JL; Anstrom, KJ; DeLong, ER; Szczech, LA; Mark, DB

Published Date

  • August 2009

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 33 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 287 - 297

PubMed ID

  • 19697695

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC3767284

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0148-5598

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/s10916-008-9190-4


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States