Future Revascularization Evaluation in Patients with Diabetes Mellitus:Optimal Management of Multivessel Disease (FREEDOM Trial)

ID Number 02-0163-00002

Principal Investigator(s)
Samin K Sharma

Department(s) or Division(s)

Research Entity
The Zena and Michael A. Wiener Cardiovascular Institute


The purpose of this study is to compare two different types of treatment for blocked arteries in the heart. The first treatment is called CABG (Coronary Artery Bypass Graft) surgery where a surgeon puts new vessels into the heart to get around a blocked artery. The second type of treatment is the use of x-ray guided wires to open up the blocked arteries from the inside and then to place a small flexible metal tube (stent) in the heart that will allow blood to flow through. ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00086450

Contact Information
Kameswari Vallabhajosyula
(212) 241-5696

Recruiting Patients: No