Percutaneous coronary revascularisation: is it ever, worth what it costs?

Mark, Daniel B.
October 2007
Heart;Oct2007, Vol. 93 Issue 10, p1161
Academic Journal
The author reflects on the benefits of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for patients with coronary artery diseases. He cites a study comparing PCI with conservative medical treatment that found no benefit of intervention on hard cardiac event rates, including death or myocardial infarction. He also concerns with the cost effectiveness of PCI because it is more expensive than medical treatment alone.


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