Optimum percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty compared with routine stent strategy trial (OPUS-1): a randomised trial.

@article{Weaver2000OptimumPT,
  title={Optimum percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty compared with routine stent strategy trial (OPUS-1): a randomised trial.},
  author={William D. Weaver and Mark A Reisman and John J. Griffin and Christopher E H Buller and Pierre P. Leimgruber and Tim D Henry and Chris D'Haem and Vicki L. Plano Clark and Jenny S. Martin and David Jacques Cohen and Nancy J Neil and Nathan R. Every},
  journal={Lancet},
  year={2000},
  volume={355 9222},
  pages={2199-203}
}
BACKGROUND Whether routine implantation of coronary stents is the best strategy to treat flow-limiting coronary stenoses is unclear. An alternative approach is to do balloon angioplasty and provisionally use stents only to treat suboptimum results. We did a multicentre trial to compare the outcomes of patients treated with these strategies. METHODS We randomly assigned 479 patients undergoing single-vessel coronary angioplasty routine stent implantation or initial balloon angioplasty and… CONTINUE READING

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