Outcome of elderly patients with chronic symptomatic coronary artery disease with an invasive vs optimized medical treatment strategy: one-year results of the randomized TIME trial.

@article{Pfisterer2003OutcomeOE,
  title={Outcome of elderly patients with chronic symptomatic coronary artery disease with an invasive vs optimized medical treatment strategy: one-year results of the randomized TIME trial.},
  author={Matthias Emil Pfisterer and Peter Buser and Stefan O\sswald and Urs Allemann and W. Amann and Walter Angehrn and E. van den Eeckhout and P. Erne and Werner Estlinbaum and Gabriela M. Kuster and Tiziano Moccetti and Barbara Naegeli and Peter Rickenbacher},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={2003},
  volume={289 9},
  pages={1117-23}
}
CONTEXT The risk-benefit ratio of invasive vs medical management of elderly patients with symptomatic chronic coronary artery disease (CAD) is unclear. The Trial of Invasive versus Medical therapy in Elderly patients (TIME) recently showed early benefits in quality of life from invasive therapy in patients aged 75 years or older, although with a certain excess in mortality. OBJECTIVE To assess the long-term value of invasive vs medical management of chronic CAD in elderly adults in terms of… CONTINUE READING
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