A comparison of debulking versus dilatation of bifurcation coronary arterial narrowings (from the CAVEAT I Trial). Coronary Angioplasty Versus Excisional Atherectomy Trial-I.


Journal Article

We compared the effectiveness of percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty and directional coronary atherectomy for the management of bifurcation coronary lesions in 1,012 patients enrolled in the Coronary Angioplasty Versus Excisional Atherectomy Trial-I. Directional coronary atherectomy was associated with less angiographic residual stenosis, but with a higher rate of side-branch closure and non-Q-wave myocardial infarction.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Brener, SJ; Leya, FS; Apperson-Hansen, C; Cowley, MJ; Califf, RM; Topol, EJ

Published Date

  • November 1, 1996

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 78 / 9

Start / End Page

  • 1039 - 1041

PubMed ID

  • 8916485

Pubmed Central ID

  • 8916485

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0002-9149

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s0002-9149(96)00531-0


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States