Is it better to treat bypass graft or native coronary artery following
early graft failure?
Several studies have already shown that coronary angiography and PCI can be safely performed after CABG. It is of paramount importance that early graft failure is recognized in a timely manner and that an appropriate treatment is delivered immediately in order to reduce the extent of myocardial damage and improve clinical outcome. Therefore, urgent angiography allows both identification of the underlying cause of early graft failure and immediate treatment according to the findings. So far, recent evidence shows that PCI to native coronary arteries is associated with higher procedural success rate and less complications leading to the better clinical outcome.