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Adding PCI to medical therapy does not alter stable CAD outcome

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Compared with a strategy of optimal medical therapy alone for treatment of stable coronary artery disease (CAD), the addition of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) during initial management does not decrease the incidence of major cardiovascular outcomes. That’s...

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No cardioprotection seen with intracoronary nicardipine before PCI

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Intracoronary nicardipine before elective percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) does not reduce post-treatment cardiac enzyme leakage in low-risk patients, new research shows. Prior research has shown that cardiac enzyme elevation is a common finding after PCI and that it...

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Late presenters” with ST-segment elevation MI benefit from primary angioplasty

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – In patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), substantial myocardial salvage and reduced infarct size can be achieved even when primary angioplasty is performed 12 to 72 hours after symptom onset, results of a Danish study indicate. Current guidelines...