Coronary surgery, 1995-98

Scope and Content

3 'vignettes' (briefing papers on the requirement for research on a particular topic) on 1/ cost-effectiveness of techniques used for the diagnosis and assessment of coronary artery disease, 2/ the role of positron emission tomography in the NHS, 3/ assessing the health gain achievable by a demonstration of myocardial ischaemia in the selection of patients for revascularisation. 21 letters, including costings and comments on a proposed randomised controlled trial of minimally invasive bypass grafting vs angioplasty with stenting for single vessel disease of the left anterior descending coronary artery.