In Reply We thank the authors for their interest in our study1 and for their comments. When staged complete revascularizations (CRs) for patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) were excluded from the study, only 299 of the previous 1226 CRs (24.4%) remained. Incomplete revascularization (IR) was not associated with a higher mortality than CR in the index admission, and IRs with high-risk characteristics were still associated with higher mortality than other IRs.
Hannan EL, Zhong Y. Complete vs Incomplete Revascularization During Percutaneous Coronary Intervention and Improved Survival—The Key Is Immortality—Reply. JAMA Cardiol. Published online March 28, 2018. doi:10.1001/jamacardio.2018.0271
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