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Invasive coronary strategy improves survival after MI, shows UK study

BMJ 2016; 354 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i4783 (Published 05 September 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;354:i4783
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. London

An invasive coronary strategy, including procedures such as coronary angiography, improves survival in patients with non-ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI) much more than decreases in baseline clinical risk or the greater use of drugs, a large study in England and Wales has found.

International studies have previously reported declines in mortality after NSTEMI, but it is unknown whether these were due to changes in people’s clinical risk factors or the increased use of investigations and treatments.

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