COMMENTARY: An early invasive strategy improved long-term freedom from major adverse cardiac events in older patients with angina

Borzak, Steven
March 2005
ACP Journal Club;Mar/Apr2005, Vol. 142 Issue 2, p39
Academic Journal
The article reports that an early invasive strategy improved long-term freedom from major adverse cardiac events in older patients with angina. Patients who received revascularization within the first year, either because of randomization to the early-intervention group or because of ongoing symptoms, had better survival than patients managed medically. Revascularization within the first year was an independent predictor of survival in a multivariate analysis. This finding suggests that revascularization may be better not only for symptom control and preventing myocardial infarction and hospitalization but survival as well.


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