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August 22/29, 2007

Percutaneous Coronary Interventions for Silent Ischemia After Myocardial Infarction

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Letters Section Editor: Robert M. Golub, MD, Senior Editor.

JAMA. 2007;298(8):860-861. doi:10.1001/jama.298.8.860-a

To the Editor: Dr Erne and colleagues1 investigated the effects of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) compared with anti-ischemic drug therapy on major cardiac events in patients with silent myocardial ischemia verified by stress imaging. While they found that PCI reduced the long-term risk of major cardiac events, some issues need to be considered.

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