Patients enrolled in coronary intervention trials are not representative of patients in clinical practice: results from the Euro Heart Survey on Coronary Revascularization.

@article{HordijkTrion2006PatientsEI,
  title={Patients enrolled in coronary intervention trials are not representative of patients in clinical practice: results from the Euro Heart Survey on Coronary Revascularization.},
  author={Marjo Hordijk-Trion and Mattie J. Lenzen and William Wijns and Peter J de Jaegere and Maarten L. Simoons and Wilma J M Scholte op Reimer and Michel E. Bertrand and Nestor F Mercado and Eric Boersma},
  journal={European heart journal},
  year={2006},
  volume={27 6},
  pages={671-8}
}
AIMS Revascularization in patients with coronary artery disease changed over the last two decades, favouring the number of patients treated by means of percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) when compared with coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). Many randomized controlled trials (RCTs) have been performed to compare these two competing revascularization techniques. Because of the strict enrolment criteria of RCTs in which highly selected patients are recruited, the applicability of the… CONTINUE READING

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