Response to Letter Regarding Article, "Surgical Ineligibility and Mortality Among Patients With Unprotected Left Main or Multivessel Coronary Artery Disease Undergoing Percutaneous Coronary Intervention".

@article{Waldo2015ResponseTL,
  title={Response to Letter Regarding Article, "Surgical Ineligibility and Mortality Among Patients With Unprotected Left Main or Multivessel Coronary Artery Disease Undergoing Percutaneous Coronary Intervention".},
  author={Stephen W Waldo and Eric A. Secemsky and Cashel O'Brien and Kevin F. Kennedy and Eugene V. Pomerantsev and Thoralf M. Sundt and Edward J. McNulty and Benjamin M. Scirica and Robert W Yeh},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={2015},
  volume={132 12},
  pages={
          e156
        }
}
We thank our colleagues for reading and commenting on our recently published article.1 Our results suggested that documentation of surgical ineligibility was common (22%) among patients undergoing percutaneous revascularization for multivessel coronary artery disease. Furthermore, documentation of surgical ineligibility was associated with an increased risk of mortality. As detailed in their letter, Gasparovic and colleagues emphasized the importance of a heart team approach for the treatment… CONTINUE READING