Coronary angioplasty (PTCA or PCI with stenting) and coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG) are 2 main methods to treat severe symptomatic coronary artery disease.

Former is done through tiny catheters under X-ray fluoroscopy with patient in awake state while latter is a proper open chest surgical procedure with patient under anesthesia.

How is choice made between PTCA/PCI and CABG?

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    You can search for "indications" and "contraindications" for both interventions. They can include multiple narrowings of a single coronary artery, patient's age, overall health, etc.
    – Jan
    Aug 8, 2019 at 15:44
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    What are the results of your own research so far?
    – Carey Gregory
    Aug 9, 2019 at 4:51


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