Seven-year outcome in the RITA-2 trial: coronary angioplasty versus medical therapy.

  title={Seven-year outcome in the RITA-2 trial: coronary angioplasty versus medical therapy.},
  author={Robert A. Henderson and Stuart J. Pocock and Tim C Clayton and Rosemary Knight and Keith A. A. Fox and Desmond G. Julian and Douglas A. Chamberlain},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Cardiology},
  volume={42 7},
OBJECTIVES This study was designed to compare the long-term consequences of percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) and continued medical treatment. BACKGROUND The long-term effects of percutaneous coronary intervention need evaluating, especially in comparison with an alternative policy of continued medical treatment. METHODS The Second Randomized Intervention Treatment of Angina (RITA-2) is a randomized trial of PTCA versus conservative (medical) care in 1,018 patients… CONTINUE READING


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