Thursday, 12 April 2007

Stable Angina: no benefit from a stent?


April 12 2007. The NEJM reports the results of an RCT where patients with stable angina were assigned to either a coronary stent (PCI) with optimum medical therapy or optimum medical therapy alone. The results showed no difference during the follow up for up to seven years. The outcomes were death, myocardial infarction, stroke, admission for acute coronary syndrome. This adds further doubt about benefit of coronary artery stenting.

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