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November 13, 2020

Physiology-Based Revascularization Decisions and Improved Clinical Outcomes Following Percutaneous Coronary Interventions

Author Affiliations
  • 1Cardiovascular Division, Washington University Medical Center in St Louis, St Louis, Missouri
JAMA. 2020;324(23):2377-2380. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.22998

The introduction of coronary angiography more than 50 years ago led to a major shift in the diagnosis and management of coronary artery disease. As the first technique to visualize the severity and location of obstructive lesions in the coronary arteries of living patients, coronary angiography enabled the development of coronary revascularization by coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery and percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), arguably 2 of the most important advances in cardiovascular medicine.