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BACKGROUND In the setting of primary percutaneous coronary intervention, patients with a chronic total occlusion in a non-infarct related artery were recently identified as a high-risk subgroup. It is unclear whether ST-elevation myocardial infarction patients with a chronic total occlusion in a non-infarct related artery should undergo additional(More)
OBJECTIVES Cost-effectiveness of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) using drug-eluting stents (DES), and coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG) was analyzed in patients with multivessel coronary artery disease over a 5-year follow-up. BACKGROUND DES implantation reducing revascularization rate and associated costs might be attractive for health(More)
In case-based studies, controls are retrospectively assigned to patients in order to permit a statistical evaluation of the study results through a comparison of the main outcome measures for the patient and retrieved control groups. Inappropriate selection of the controls by using false retrieval parameters or a false algorithm might lead to an incorrect(More)
Open-chest, anesthetized dogs with occlusions of the left anterior descending coronary artery breathed 100 percent oxygen while they were bled to a hematocrit of 25 percent and infused with an approximately equal volume (40 milliliters per kilogram) of fluorocarbon preparation or Ringer solution. Dogs breathing room air and receiving no treatment served as(More)
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