The PHRI trial CORONARY is included in a recent summary of landmark coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) developments, Myocardial Revascularization Surgery: JACC Historical Breakthroughs in Perspective. JACC’s Valentin Fuster discusses the perspective in an accompanying podcast.
PHRI Scientist André Lamy and the other CORONARY investigators found that one year after CABG, there was no significant difference between off-pump and on-pump CABG with respect to the primary composite outcome, the rate of repeat coronary revascularization, quality of life, or neurocognitive function.
Lamy et al published their findings in The New England Journal of Medicine in March 2013.
The authors added that “the evolution of CABG cannot be properly portrayed without presenting it in the context of the parallel development of percutaneous coronary intervention [PCI].”
PHRI has published important findings in PCI, including from our trials COMPLETE (Shamir Mehta) and TOTAL (Sanjit Jolly); we look forward to seeing them, and other PHRI research results, included in future reviews of historical breakthroughs in cardiac surgery and coronary revascularizations in ACS.