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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)
(MYSTAR) Study: A multicenter, prospective, randomized, single-blind trial comparing early and late intracoronary or combined (percutaneous intramyocardial and intracoronary) administration of nonselected autologous bone marrow cells to patients after acute myocardial infarction Background Previous data suggest that bone marrow–derived stem cells (BM-SCs)(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)
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