BARI USABypass Angioplasty Revascularization Investigation USA. A trial comparing the pros and cons of percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTCA) to coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG) in managing patients with multivessel coronary artery disease.
(1) No difference in survival;
(2) PTCA carries an increased need for late repeat revascularisation;
(3) PCTA has an increased mortality in diabetics.