In Reply: In response to Drs Riezebos and Laarman, ABOARD was a study evaluating immediate vs deferred catheterization/revascularization, with patients randomized at the time of presentation. The ABOARD design therefore resembles the previous randomized studies evaluating timing of intervention, the new information being related to the delays applied to the 2 study groups.1
Montalescot G, Cayla G, Collet J. Intervention Timing and Acute Coronary Syndromes—Reply. JAMA. 2010;303(2):131–132. doi:10.1001/jama.2009.1969
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