Randomized Comparison of Minimally Invasive Direct Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery Versus Sirolimus-Eluting Stenting in Isolated Proximal Left Anterior Descending Coronary Artery Stenosis - MIDCAB Versus SES in Proximal LAD Lesions

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Randomized trials in patients with isolated proximal left anterior descending (LAD) lesions suggest that minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass (MIDCAB) surgery with the left internal mammary artery (LIMA) as bypass graft is superior to percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with bare-metal stents (BMS), predominantly due to a significant reduction in reintervention. Sirolimus-eluting stents (SES) are considered superior to BMS in preventing restenosis. Hence, the current trial sough...