Coronary revascularisation in the Asia Pacific region
There is great heterogeneity in the development of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in the Asia Pacific region. Japan and Australia were among the first countries to begin PCI services in 1981. The latest reported number of PCIs performed annually in the Asia Pacific countries is illustrated in Table 1.
Differences in coronary revascularisation between the East and the West
Coronary revascularisation by coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery was well advanced in many developed western nations well before the advent of percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) in 1977. In contrast, CABG is ...
Centre for Cardiovascular Therapeutics, Western Hospital, University of Melbourne, Australia
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