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Comment & Response
March 28, 2018

Complete vs Incomplete Revascularization During Percutaneous Coronary Intervention and Improved Survival—The Key Is Immortality—Reply

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  • 1University at Albany School of Public Health, Rensselaer, New York
JAMA Cardiol. Published online March 28, 2018. doi:10.1001/jamacardio.2018.0271

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.

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