Intensive medical therapy versus coronary angioplasty for suppression of myocardial ischemia in survivors of acute myocardial infarction: a prospective, randomized pilot study.

@article{Dakik1998IntensiveMT,
  title={Intensive medical therapy versus coronary angioplasty for suppression of myocardial ischemia in survivors of acute myocardial infarction: a prospective, randomized pilot study.},
  author={Habib A. Dakik and Neal S. Kleiman and John Alan Farmer and Zheng Xian He and Juliet A. Wendt and Craig M. Pratt and Mario S. Verani and John J. Mahmarian},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={1998},
  volume={98 19},
  pages={2017-23}
}
BACKGROUND Patients who have inducible ischemia after acute myocardial infarction (AMI) generally undergo coronary angiography with the intent to revascularize. Whether this approach is superior to intensive treatment with anti-ischemic medications is unknown. METHODS AND RESULTS We performed a prospective, randomized pilot study comparing intensive medical therapy with coronary angioplasty (PTCA) for suppression of myocardial ischemia in 44 stable survivors of AMI. Myocardial ischemia was… CONTINUE READING

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Patients who have inducible ischemia after acute myocardial infarction ( AMI ) generally undergo coronary angiography with the intent to revascularize .
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