Comparisons of guideline-recommended therapies in patients with documented coronary artery disease having percutaneous coronary intervention versus coronary artery bypass grafting versus medical therapy only (from the REACH International Registry).

@article{Steinberg2007ComparisonsOG,
  title={Comparisons of guideline-recommended therapies in patients with documented coronary artery disease having percutaneous coronary intervention versus coronary artery bypass grafting versus medical therapy only (from the REACH International Registry).},
  author={Benjamin A Steinberg and Phillippe Gabriel Steg and Deepak L Bhatt and Gregg C Fonarow and Uwe Zeymer and Christopher Paul Cannon},
  journal={The American journal of cardiology},
  year={2007},
  volume={99 9},
  pages={1212-5}
}
To evaluate current compliance with recommendations for medical therapy in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD), the relation between previous revascularization and use of guideline-recommended therapies was investigated. From 5,400 outpatient practices in 44 countries, we compared baseline characteristics and medical therapy of 40,450 patients with documented CAD (all with previous myocardial infarction, percutaneous coronary intervention [PCI], coronary artery bypass grafting [CABG… CONTINUE READING

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