December 2014, 22:1
16 December 2014
Pro Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) in Patients with Stable Angina (SA)
Vincent Michiels, Eric Eeckhout MD, PhD
In this article, we will defend percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) — and revascularization as a whole — as a first line treatment in patients with stable angina pectoris. In our opinion, there is strong and sufficient evidence to advocate PCI as an adjunct to medical therapy in the optimal treatment of stable angina (SA). Our argument is based on four pillars: (1) SA patients concern a heterogeneous population; (2) not every SA patient is created equal; (3) obvious limitations of medical therapy; and(4)the issue of symptom control.
Percutaneous Coronary Intervention - Stable Angina - Fractional Flow Reserve - Optimal Medical Therapy - High Clinical Risk
Corresponding author: Eric Eeckhout, MD, PhD, Department of Cardiology, Lausanne University Hospital, Rue du Bugnon 46, 1011 Lausanne, Switzerland. Email: , Tel +41 21 3141111.
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