Comment & Response
July 2014

Percutaneous Coronary Intervention vs Medical Treatment in Stable AnginaThe Never-Ending Story

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Cardiology, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Center, Nijmegen, the Netherlands
  • 3Systematic Investigation and Research on Interventions and Outcomes (SIRIO) MEDICINE Research Network
  • 210th Military Research Hospital and Polyclinic, Bydgoszcz, Poland

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JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(7):1199-1200. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.1529

To the Editor We read with interest the article by Stergiopoulos et al,1 who conclude that in patients with stable coronary artery disease and objectively documented ischemia, percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) was not associated with a reduction in clinical end points compared with medical therapy (MT) alone. While interesting, this meta-analysis might be flawed in several ways.

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