Letters Optimism about PCI

Author’s reply to Farebrother

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g6629 (Published 04 November 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g6629
  1. Jeff Whittle, physician1
  1. 1Medical College of Wisconsin, Clement J Zablocki VA Medical Center, Milwaukee, WI 53295, USA
  1. Jeffrey.whittle{at}va.gov

I appreciate Farebrother’s interest in Kureshi and colleagues’ paper and the linked editorial that I co-authored—his perspective as a recent patient is valuable.1 2 3 His clinical training was doubtless part of the reason he has such a good recall of his cardiologist’s evidence based recommendation for percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), emphasising the symptomatic benefit.

I found it interesting that even this engaged and educated patient cites (in a beautifully understated way) improved flow as a …

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