Revascularization in the real world benefits stable patients, study finds

03/28/2014 | TCTMD.com

Patients with stable ischemic heart disease face lower mortality risk and less myocardial infarction after undergoing revascularization, compared with medical therapy, a study found. Patients who undergo PCI or bypass surgery are also less likely to need revascularization in the future, according to data reported in the Journal of General Internal Medicine. The findings, which contradict those of randomized trials that involve carefully selected groups of patients, were derived from a Canadian registry study of 39,131 patients.

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