TITLE

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

AUTHOR(S)
Mark, Daniel B.
PUB. DATE
October 2007
SOURCE
Heart;Oct2007, Vol. 93 Issue 10, p1161
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
27096283

 

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