Mortality in Medicare Patients Undergoing Elective Percutaneous Coronary Intervention With or Without Antecedent Stress Testing Grace

Abstract

Current evidence suggests that, in many patients with stable coronary artery disease (CAD), the main benefit of elective percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is improvement in anginal symptoms. No survival benefit has been demonstrated for elective PCI for most patients, and there are potential harms from the procedure, including risk of bleeding, acute myocardial infarction (AMI), emergency coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery, and death. Professional society guidelines, therefore, recommend limiting elective PCI procedures to those patients whose symptoms are not controlled with goal-directed medical therapy and have evidence of significant ischemia on noninvasive testing.

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@inproceedings{Lin2013MortalityIM, title={Mortality in Medicare Patients Undergoing Elective Percutaneous Coronary Intervention With or Without Antecedent Stress Testing Grace}, author={Anna Lin and Frances Leslie Lucas and David J . Malenka and Jonathan S. Skinner and F . Redberg}, year={2013} }